Summer in the Psalms - Readings and Resources

Weekly Scripture Readings, Music Playlist, and other resources for your time alone with God

In your time alone with God in scripture reflection, solitude, prayer and journaling, begin with a breath prayer like "Holy Spirit, come," or listen to a song from the playlist. This summer we are focusing on one

Psalm per week. Consider using one or more of the practices to reflect on the Psalm.


  • JOURNALING: Write out the Psalm in your journal. Make notes in the margins to amplify or clarify words. Be creative with doodling, drawing, highlighting words or phrases, collaging with cut-out words or pictures. Take your journal with you wherever you go this summer. At the end of the summer you will have a journal full of your own reflections, thoughts and prayers!
  • READING: Take time to slowly read aloud the Psalm. What words or phrases stand out to you? What questions do you have? What feelings arise in you? Which physical response seems appropriate: hands raised or open? head bowed or lifted? standing or seated?
  • MEMORIZING: Commit to memory one or more verses.
  • PRAYING: How does this Psalm inspire praise, confession, lament, gratitude, or guidance for yourself, others or the world?

Weekly Scripture Readings

Week of June 12

Psalm 8


Week of June 19

Psalm 42


Week of June 26

Psalm 77:1–2,11-20


Week of July 3

Psalm 30


Week of July 10

Psalm 25:1–10


Week of July 17

Psalm 15


Week of July 24

Psalm 138


Week of July 31

Psalm 107:1–9, 43


Week of August 7

Psalm 33


Week of August 14

Psalm 80:1-2,8-19


Week of August 21

Psalm 71:1-6


Week of August 28

Psalm 81:1, 10–16


Week of September 4

Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18

Playlist

The songs in this playlist are based on the scriptures in the Psalms. Like the psalms in the Bible, they are intimate and honest songs that express praise, thanksgiving, lament, confession and longing for God. We invite you to listen to these songs of prayer in your personal time alone with God and throughout your day. 


Below we have a Spotify and an Apple Music playlist for you to use.

How Majestic is Your Name - Shane and Shane
The Majesty and Glory of Your Name
How Long? -The Porter's gate
Psalm 13 - The Worship Initiative
Psalm 13 - Shane and Shane
Fullness of Joy (Psalm 16) - Caroline Cobb
Let the Words of My Mouth - Fernando Ortega
The Lord is My Shepherd - Page CXVI
I Am Not Alone (Psalm 23) - People and Songs
25 - red Rocks Worship
Psalm 27 (One Thing) - Shane and Shane
Psalm 34 - the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Psalm 42 - Tori Kelly
Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts) - Shane and Shane
White As Snow - Jon Foreman
56 - Red Rocks Worship
Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest) - Sandra McCracken
Psalm 63 (O God, You Are My God) - Fernando Ortega
Psalm 63 (Better Than Life) - Shane and Shane
Psalm 63 (You Are Great) - Robbie Seay Band
Psalm 83 (I'm Home) - Shane and Shane
Psalm 88 (Lord, Draw Near) - Cardiphonia Music
Psalm 95 (Come, Let Us Worship) - Fernando Ortega
Psalm 100 (Enter In) - People and Songs
Psalm 103 (Don't Forget His Love) - Ellie Holcomb
Psalm 103 (East/West) - Paul Zach
Psalm 116 (I Love You, Lord) - Mission House
Psalm 126 (The Lord Has Done Great Things) - Coram Deo Church
Psalm 13 (I Wait) - Robbie Seay Band
Psalm 139 (You See)- Jonathan Ogden
139 - Red Rocks Worship
Psalm 143 (Revive Me)- Shane & Shane
Psalm 145 (Live)- Shane & Shane
Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)- The Trails Church