Praying with Psalms and Proverbs

One great simple way to bring scripture to life in your life is to read through Psalms and Proverbs each month. The Book of Psalms contains 150 individual Psalms, and Proverbs contains 31 chapters. The average month has 30 days. So, read 5 Psalms and a chapter of Proverbs each day. In February, double up a few Psalms. In months with 31 days, you get an extra day to go back and read whatever Psalms really spoke to you in the preceding weeks. When I miss a day (or a few), I don’t try to catch up – they’ll come back around next month, after all. And the point isn’t so much to read straight through them, as it is to bring the scriptures into this day I am now in.
On November 1, read Psalms 1-5, and Proverbs 1. Nov 2 – Psalms 6-10 and Proverbs 2, and so on. This is a habit that you can carry with you throughout your life, can teach easily to others, can adjust as your life requires, and you will find more often than not that every day you read, one of the readings will speak directly to something in your life circumstance.
Praise the LORD, maker of heaven and earth!

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