Lots of people are posting about their favorite books of 2022. I’ll share the one I’ve read 12 times this year. This is the Illuminated Scripture Journal of the book of Psalms. Between each page of biblical text, there is a blank page for note taking, journaling, and writing out prayers. You can order it by tapping on the link above.
I’ve been reading through the Psalms every month for about 15 years now. Five Psalms a day for 30 days gets you through the whole book. Some days I will listen to them on YouVersion while I am on my way to work. There is an excellent plan called Psalms and Proverbs in 30 Days that I’ve now completed 60 times.
However, ever since reading Donald Whitney’s Praying the Bible earlier this year, I’ve selected one Psalm to pray through each day. It has changed my prayer life.
If you are looking for a way to deepen your prayer life in 2023, start with the Bible’s own prayer book— the Psalms. But don’t just read them. Pray them. Dialogue with them. Wrestle them, hold them down, pin them to the mat of your soul and say “I will not let you go until you bless me” (Genesis 32:26).
I promise you, they will.