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Deep Dive Series

Psalms For Family Life

reading the psalms for family life

IN THE PSALMS, WE FIND BEAUTY, PURPOSE, AND MEANING FOR CHRISTIAN FAMILY LIFE

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summertime in the psalms series

Every summer, we focus on psalms in the Bible that can help us go deeper in enjoying Christian family life. Use the links below to find the blogpost (or podcast episode) for each episode in the series so far.

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Psalms 42+43

Unless The Lord Builds The House… How To Build A Biblical Home According To Psalm 127

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Psalm 127

Unless The Lord Builds The House… How To Build A Biblical Home According To Psalm 127

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Psalm 86

The Benefits Of Crying Out To God Together As A Christian Family: Prayer Tips From Psalm 86

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Psalm 49

Do You Have The Right Christian Family Values?

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Psalm 139

You’re Not In Control, Mama: God Is. A Look At What Psalm 139 Teaches Us For Christian Family Life

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Psalm 142

Godly Wisdom For The Exhaustion, Struggle, And Loneliness Of Christian Family Life, From Psalm 142 

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Psalm 19

How Do You Find Spiritual Growth… And How Do You Teach Your Kids To Find It Too? Wisdom From Psalm 19.  

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Psalm 91

What Is God’s Role VS Your Role In Your Family Life? A Look At Psalm 91. 

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wondering how to pray the psalms for your family?

Once you are familiar with a psalm, you can more easily pray the psalm. So, start by reading the psalms regularly. You might read one psalm a day, or pick one psalm and read it regularly for a whole month.

As you start to pray the psalm, there are many options for how you do it.

First, you might read the psalm out loud as a prayer. You will probably want to tweak the language to make it sound more like a personal prayer. Next, you might pray through the themes of the psalm. Praise God for what you see of his character; confess what the psalm points out as sin; ask for help based on the things described in the psalm. 

In praying the psalms for your family, you can apply the purpose and themes of the psalm to your own family life. In Psalm 1, for example, you might pray for God to give your family a desire to meditate on his word. You could ask God to plant your children beside his streams of water and ask him to look over them as He does the righteous.

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how do I read the psalms?

The psalms are written as poetry and prayer. The ancient Israelites sang them during particular moments of personal, family, or community life. 

As you read the psalms today, it is helpful to ask yourself a few questions as you read:

why should I read the psalms?

The psalms are a wonderful way to find beauty, purpose, and wisdom in following God. They wrestle with real human emotions and show us a picture of God’s character. 

You can find psalms in many categories: