Psalms: ACTS of Worship – Readings and Resources

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This summer, we invite you to spend fifteen minutes or more a day with God in scripture, prayer, and solitude. Use this guide for your daily reading and enrich your time with recommended music.

Receive these daily readings as a gift with the understanding that the Biblical stories all point to Jesus, our first love.

To enhance your daily time:
• DOWNLOAD the SBPC Mobile App and turn notifications on to receive the daily readings.
• LISTEN to a song from the playlist to help you slow down and enter into this time.
• ENTER into the passage by imagining yourself in the scene. What do you feel? What are you learning about Jesus? What are you learning about yourself from Jesus?
• JOURNAL your thoughts and prayers..


Reading and Reflecting on Scripture
What does God want me to see in this passage? (Psalm 143:8)
Praying for Confession and Guidance
What does God want me to let go of? (Psalm 139:23-24)
Listening and Solitude with God
What does God want to say to me? (Ephesians 3:16-19)


Book Recommendations

Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard
The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri J.M. Nouwen
Here and Now, Henri J.M. Nouwen
Life of the Beloved, Henri J.M. Nouwen
More, Greg L. Hawkins
The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner
Surrender to Love, David Benner
Desiring God’s Will, David Benner
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
Messy Spirituality, Mike Yaconelli
Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman
Open Mind, Open Heart, Thomas Keating
In Search of Guidance, Dallas Willard
Abba’s Child, Brennan Manning
The Way of the Heart, Henri Nouwen
The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning
Mere Christianity, CS Lewis
Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible, Howard G Hendricks & William D Hendricks
Draw the Circle: The 40 day prayer challenge, Mark Batterson
Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation, Ruth Haley Barton
Soul Keeping: Caring for The Most Important Part of You, John Ortberg
Living Christ’s Presence, Dallas Willard

Weekly Scripture Readings

Week of June 21 – Psalm 29
Week of June 28 – Psalm 32
Week of July 5 – Psalm 30
Week of July 12 – Psalm 5
Week of July 19 – Psalm 33
Week of July 26 – Psalm 15
Week of August 2 – Psalm 118
Week of August 9 – Psalm 122
Week of August 16 – Psalm 145
Week of August 23 – Psalm 38
Week of August 30 – Psalm 40
Week of September 6 – Psalm 133


  1. JEANNE SHUPALA : July 11, 2020 at 6:46 pm


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