Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, or sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Declare these words to release the blessings of long-life, health, and prosperity TO BE PRODUCED IN US AS THE FRUIT OF LOVING GODS' WORD AND WALKING WITH HIM, and to birth the Practice of Meditating in Gods' Word in all believers.
Psalm 2:1-3 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.”
10-12 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way,
when His wrath is kindled but a little. 12b Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
Pray vvs 10-12 to call governments and leaders to align themselves with Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Use this to pray for America to be “the One Nation Under God” He created us to be.
LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, and He heard me from His bholy hill. Selah I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around. Arise, O LORD; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
Pray these words to create confidence and peace in us (and all who are fighting hard battles) as we await Gods' deliverance.
Psalm 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. 2 How long, O you sons of men, Will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love worthlessness and seek falsehood? Selah 3 But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The LORD will hear when I call to Him. 4 Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
Pray this to birth a desire for godliness and righteousness in you personally and to create a heart in Gods' people to receive the Holy Spirits' conviction concerning “sin, righteousness, and judgment”.
Psalm 5:1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation. 2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray. 3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up....7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. 8 Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.
Pray this prayer early in your day to receive guidance from Holy Spirit before “the cares of the world” distract you. Pray to receive the guidance you need for the challenge you are facing.
Psalm 6:1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure... 2 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is greatly troubled; But You, O LORD—how long? 4 Return, O LORD, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake!...9 The LORD has heard my supplication; The LORD will receive my prayer.
Pray this to cry out for the mercy you need when the battle has gone long and hard. Declare v9 to strengthen your soul and renew your faith.
Psalm 7:1 1O LORD my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me,...3 O LORD my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands, 4 If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me, or have plundered my enemy without cause,...5 Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me; Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. 6b....Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!...10 My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.
Pray this to bring Gods' deliverance in the form of judgment. Vvs 3-5 request mercy and grace to purify your heart and your actions before God AS THIS IS NECESSARY WHEN PRAYING FOR JUDGMENT AND DELIVERANCE.
Psalm 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! 2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 4 what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? 5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,...
Pray this in faith knowing that God has chosen you (as His child) to speak His Words of faith to “silence the enemy” when he comes against Gods' children. Declare vvs 4-6 to “receive Gods' anointing and authority for these prayers.
Tuesday July 9
Psalm 9:1 I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. 3 When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence. 4 For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness....9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Pray and praise with these words to drive the enemy out of any situation. Declare v9 to strengthen your soul and build your faith during the battle.
Psalm 10:1 Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised....12 Arise, O LORD! O God, lift up Your hand! Do not forget the humble. 17 LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, 18 To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may oppress no more.
Pray this when things look their worst. This prayer brings Gods' intervention to a higher level as it strengthens your faith and your soul at the same time.
Psalm 11:1 In the LORD I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? 2 For look! The wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string, that they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. 3 If the foundations foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? 4 The LORD is in His holy temple, The LORD’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. 5 The LORD tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. 7 For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.
Pray this to declare trust in God in adversity. This prayer acknowledges that trials are tests God uses to refine us and it keeps our focus on what God is doing in us through the trial.
Psalm 12:1 Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. 2 They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things,... 6 The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 You shall keep them, O LORD, You shall preserve them from this generation.
Pray this to restore godliness and righteousness in Gods' people through renewed commitment and reverence for Gods' Word.
Psalm 13:1 How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? 2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?... 5 But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. 6 I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Pray these words when the battle is long and hard, and the enemy appears to be winning. Declare and praise with vvs 5-6 to restore the joy of the Lord in you and turn the battle in your favor.
Sunday July 14
Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, there is none who does good. 2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. 3 They have all turned aside, they have together become become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one....7 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD brings back the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
Pray this to restore godliness and righteousness in Gods' people and to cause YOU TO DESIRE TO BE THE “ONE PERSON” WHO GETS IT RIGHT WITH GOD!
onday July 15
Psalm 15:1 LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? 2 He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; 3 He who does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; 4 In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change; 5 He who does not put out his money at usury, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
Pray this to restore “the fear of the Lord” in Gods' people at the level that will guarantee we stand strong against the enemy in every battle.
Tuesday July 16
Psalm 16:1 Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. 2 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, “You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from You.” 3 As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”....7 I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. 8 I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. forevermore.
Pray this to establish the Lord as #1 in your life; To encourage fellowship with the Body; To receive counsel from the Lord, and To be strengthened against all the enemy's attacks. (I say that just about covers it all.)
Wednesday July 17
Psalm 17:1 Hear a just cause, O LORD, attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips. 2 Let my vindication come from Your presence; Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright. 3 You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer. 5 Uphold my steps in Your paths, that my footsteps may not slip. 6 I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.... 15 As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.
God uses trials to refine us: Body, Soul, and Spirit. Pray this prayer in faith when you know your heart is right before God, and pray it in faith when you are in any trial. These Words will “create in you a clean heart” by Gods' grace.
Thursday July 18
Psalm 18:1 I will love You, O LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies....20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Pray this prayer to strengthen your faith in any battle and as praise that the trial HAS CREATED A CLEAN HEART IN YOU. (this follows 17 to celebrate Gods' Word bringing victory in the form of righteousness keeping you in the blessings and protection of God).
Friday July 19
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward. 12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. 13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me....14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
Pray this prayer to create a hunger and passion in your heart concerning The Bible, Gods' Holy Word. Jesus is The Word Made Flesh and this prayer and declaration of faith will improve your relationship with both the Written Word and the Resurrected Lord.
Saturday July 20
Psalm 20:1 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you; 2 May He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion; 3 May He remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah 4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose....7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Pray this prayer as a Declaration of Faith and as a Blessing that releases Gods' grace to bring victory in battle and to keep your heart and trust right before Him.
Sunday July 21
Psalm 21:1 The king shall have joy in Your strength, O LORD; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! 2 You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah 3 For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head. 4 He asked life from You, and You gave it to him— Length of days forever and ever. 5 His glory is great in Your salvation; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him. 6 For You have made him most blessed forever; You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence. 7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved....11 For they intended evil against You; They devised a plot which they are not able to perform. 12 Therefore You will make them turn their back; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces. 13 Be exalted, O LORD, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power.
Pray this as a faith declaration for our president. (Regardless of your political views) This prayer calls for the president to yield to the call of God and His righteousness and that we will see the blessings of God on him, which will release the blessings of God on America. Vvs 11-12 pray against enemy attacks (physical & spiritual) against the President and our nation.
Monday July 22
Psalm 22:1 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning? 3 But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. 4 Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them. 5 They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed....22 I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You. 23 You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, and fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!...25 My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him....27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You....30 A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation, 31 They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, that He has done this.
Pray this prayer to declare the Finished Work of the Cross. This releases Holy Spirit and Gods' grace to draw the whole world to Christ through the Message of the Cross. Pray vvs 27-31 specifically for your family and friends to come to Christ.
Tuesday July 23
Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Pray this prayer to strengthen your faith by trusting Christ to be everything you could ever need for battles or blessings. (Pray this for peace, comfort and encouragement, victory in battles, Holy Spirit and power upon you, and dwelling continually in Gods' presence.
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. 2 For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters. 3 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face. Selah
Pray this prayer for “God to raise up The Jacob Generation”. (Believers who passionately pursue the presence of God). These Words will birth a commitment to holiness in you and a heart that desires to used of God for instilling it in others.
Thursday July 25
Psalm 25:1 To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. 3 Indeed, let no one who awaits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. 4 Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day....12 Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. 13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and his descendants shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant....21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You.
Pray this to be taught by Holy Spirit how to “minister to the Lord” with worship and prayer and to truly know the meaning of “the Fear of the Lord”. Pray to receive the promised blessings as the fruit of practicing these principles.
Friday July 26
Psalm 26:1 Vindicate me, O LORD, For I have walked in my integrity. I have also trusted in the LORD; I shall not slip. 2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. 3 For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth....6 I will wash my hands in innocence; So I will go about Your altar, O LORD, 7 That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works. 8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells.
Pray this prayer when your heart is right before God OR TO DEVELOP INTEGRITY BEFORE GOD AS YOUR LIFESTYLE. This prayer will also create a love for “the church” (physical & spiritual) as the “dwelling place of God”.
Saturday July 27
Psalm 27:1 1The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. 4 One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.....6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. 8 When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.” 11 Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies....13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Pray and declare these Words for an extreme outpouring of encouragement for your soul and building of faith through worship and pursuing relationship with God. This prayer brings teaching from Holy Spirit on ministering to the Lord in worship and prayer.
Sunday July 28
Psalm 28:1 To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: Do not be silent to me, lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary....6 Blessed be the LORD, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.
Pray and praise with these Words to create a healthy dependence on God for His help in every trial and to receive His joy in the battle.
Monday July 29
Psalm 29:1 Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones, Give unto the LORD glory and strength. 2 Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters. 4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty....10 The LORD sat enthroned at the flood, and the LORD sits as King forever. 11 The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.
Pray and worship with these Words to develop reverence for worship and to prepare your heart to “hear the voice of the Lord” during times of worship.
Tuesday July 30
Psalm 30:1 I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. 3 O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. 5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Pray these Words to defeat the enemy when sickness and infirmity are coming against you. This prayer and praise also strengthens your faith to receive miracles during times of worship.
Wednesday July 31
Psalm 31:1 In You, O LORD, I aput my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. 2 Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me. 3 For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me....23 Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful, and fully repays the proud person. 24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
Pray these Words to strengthen your faith and encourage your soul, especially in times of battle.
I used the procedure described here for praying through the Psalms myself. I am sharing my verses and thoughts for prayer as a guideline to help you get started with this prayer effort we are making together.
Please feel completely free to receive and follow your own, personal verses and thoughts for prayer as it is Gods' plan to use all of us in this "team effort".
I will be adding musical pieces from each Psalm as I can. After all, the Psalms are Gods' specific prayers set to music FOR THE PURPOSE OF WORHIPING HIM WITH THEM.
I have found that using Gods' Word in worship to Him, is the most powerful prayer that can be prayed. It is also the means of declaring Gods' truth as "the Sword of the Sprit" that we are to use to battle the enemy and to establish God and His Word in the earth, and in our lives.
God Bless You, and Thank You for joining me in "Praying & Worshiping Through the Psalms.