August 30, 2010

Daily Psalm Readings Guide

I spent part of my summer planning for a 5-part series on the Book of Psalms that I will be teaching this fall at Grace Pres SV.  In my studying, I came across a number of reading plans to go through the Psalms in a systematic way.  The simplest I came across is available in the Book of Common Prayer, which divides all of the Psalms across a 30-day cycle.

For me, this is the easiest reading plan possible... "What's today?  The Xth?  Then read Y–Z."  I'll admit that I'm not the most consistent with reading plans, so having a way to jump right in on whatever day is the best.

Below you'll find the reading list, with links to the texts in the ESV Online Study Bible (BTW an amazing free resource!).  My hope is that as I cycle through the Psalms each month, that I will become more familiar with the rhythm of the Psalms as a whole, not just skipping to the good parts.  Also, that my prayer language will increasingly reflect that found in the Psalms.  Perhaps you'll join me on this journey...


Day | Psalms
1 | 1–8
2 | 9–14
3 | 15–18
4 | 19–23
5 | 24–29
6 | 30–34
7 | 35–37
8 | 38–43
9 | 44–49
10 | 50–55
11 | 56–61
12 | 62–67
13 | 68–70
14 | 71–74
15 | 75–78
16 | 79–85
17 | 86–89
18 | 90–95
19 | 96–101
20 | 102–104
21 | 105–106
22 | 107–109
23 | 110–115
24 | 116–119:1-32
25 | 119:33-104
26 | 119:105-179
27 | 120–131
28 | 132–138
29 | 139–143
30 | 144–150

Taken from “The Table for the Order of the Psalms to Be Said at Morning and Evening Prayer” The Book Of Common Prayer, 1559

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