Daily Bible Readings – Thursday, April 24, 2014

Prayer Psalm: 149 Prayer Point. New songs were sung when God intervened and saved his people by defeating their enemies.  God’s ultimate victory was Christ’s death and resurrection. Meditate on what that victory means for us and pray a prayer of thanksgiving to God. Matthew 28:16-20 Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what you …

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Daily Bible Readings – Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Prayer Psalm: 115 Prayer Point. An idol is anything we trust for our security and significance outside of God. We all have them and without God’s intervention, we will become like the lifeless gods we serve. What idols have a hold on your heart? Confess them to God today and pray for the faith to believe …

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Daily Bible Readings – Monday, January 6, 2014

Prayer Psalm: 46 Prayer Point. It is easy to despair over the evil in our world. We fear for our safety. The wicked prosper and the righteous suffer. The economy is uncertain. Psalm 46 calls us to fix our eyes on another reality, God’s reality. Pray that we might know that God truly is “our refuge …

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Daily Bible Readings – Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve

Prayer Psalm: 45 Prayer Point. Today’s psalm was written for the wedding of a Jewish King, but I think it is best understood in light of the great wedding when King Jesus will marry his bride, the church at the end of all things. The poet expresses a number of hopes for the world under the …

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Daily Bible Readings – Saturday, December 21, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 55 Prayer Point. What are you afraid of in this world? What concerns do you carry with you every day? The opposite of living in perpetual fear is a life of continual prayer. Try praying throughout the day. Put this verse into practice: “Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he …

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Daily Bible Readings – Friday, December 20, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 40 Prayer Point. How can we repay God for his kindness and salvation? We can do nothing but offer ourselves in gratitude. Think about the ways God has demonstrated grace in your life. Confess to him the areas of your life you are afraid to offer him. Tell him your troubles and ask him …

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Daily Bible Readings – Thursday, December 19, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 50 Prayer Point. We’d like to think that God only judges “bad people,” but this psalm reminds us that “good people” (verses 7-15) and “bad people” (verses 16-23) alike stand in need of God’s mercy. Where do you see yourself in the descriptions of the wicked and the good? Confess those areas of your …

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