Psalm 103

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and all that is within me,    bless his holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and do not forget all his benefits—3 who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases,4 who redeems your life from the Pit,    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,5 who satisfies you with good as long as you live[a]    so that your […]

Psalm 137

I use the ESV translation but adapt to whatever version you prefer. The first half of the Psalm describes the Hebrews sorrow as exiles in Babylon and their captors taunts. By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion. Where? BY Also note each of the first three verses has THERE. […]

Psalm 133

Behold, how good and pleasant it is    when brothers dwell in unity!2 It is like the precious oil on the head,    running down on the beard,on the beard of Aaron,    running down on the collar of his robes!3 It is like the dew of Hermon,    which falls on the mountains of Zion!For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,    life forevermore. It might seem a lot of work to come up […]

Psalm 131

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;    my eyes are not raised too high;I do not occupy myself with things    too great and too marvelous for me.2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,    like a weaned child with its mother;    like a weaned child is my soul within me. 3 O Israel, hope in the Lord    from this time forth and forevermore. Here are some notes […]

Psalm 148

I learnt this psalm during the UK lockdown. The National Theatre were showing wonderful productions of great plays. Each week a different play was released. I used the story lines to hang passages of scripture. Embedding verses into memories like these is very effective. I have used many films. plays etc as journey pegs because […]

Psalm 20

Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970 but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the service module (SM) upon which the command module (CM) had depended. Despite great […]

Psalm 150

ESV Hanging psalms on clearly defined journeys is a very effective. Here Psalm 150 is placed in the Royal Albert Hall, London. In your mind start sitting on the roof. Then hang on the discs in the auditorium roof space; fly down to the Musical Director (conductor) on the stage, and so on. This ‘journey’ […]

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,nor stands in the way of sinners,    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,    and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree    planted by streams of waterthat yields its fruit in its season,    and its leaf does not wither.In all that he does, he prospers.4 The […]