Week 24

Memory Verse:  Matthew 24:35

Reading #1:  Psalm 72

Questions:  According to verse 4 who is going to meet a swift end at the hand of the Lord?  In verse 5, what characteristic are people to maintain as long as the sun and moon endure?  In verses 17 and 19,  what attribute of the Lord’s is the Psalmist praying will endure and be forever blessed? 

Reading #2:  Psalm 89:1-37

Questions:  In verse 2, which 2 attributes of God will be built up forever and established in the heavens?  In verses 36 and 37, which offspring of David’s do you think is being described as enduring forever?  Whose throne is going to endure as long as the sun and be established forever, like the moon, “a faithful witness in the skies?”  Which fleeting characteristic of man’s is referenced in verses 47 and 48?

Reading #3:  Psalm 102

Questions:  Which fleeting characteristic of man’s is referenced in verse 3?  According to verses 25 and 26, what will remain even earth and the heavens perish?

Reading #4:  Isaiah 51

Questions:  According to verse 6 how will the plight of people mirror that of the heavens and earth?  In contrast, which characteristics of God will last forever?

Psalms and Hymns:

Psalm 102C:  Of old You earth’s foundation laid; Your mighty hands the heavens made; yet they will die, while You endure. Like garments they will worn out be.”

Psalm 72A: “Till sun and moon no more are known they shall thee fear in ages all.”

Praying Under the Same Sky:

Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa

Week 23

Memory Verse: Isaiah 55:9

Reading #1: Psalm 36

Questions:  Right after the description of the height of God’s love, faithfulness, righteousness and judgment in verses 5 & 6, what promises of His provision are we given in verses 7-9?

Reading #2: Psalm 57

Questions:  Both Psalm 36 and 57 describe God and His ways as being higher than the heavens and yet both call the reader to “take shelter under the shadow of His wings.”  How do you connect those 2 Divine attributes of loftiness and protection?

Reading #3: Psalm 71

Questions:  Psalm 71 continues the theme of God’s heavenly reaching righteousness and sheltering refuge.  What do these Divine attributes motivate the Psalmist to do in verses 14-18 and 22-24.  According to verse 17, how did the Psalmist acquire such a deep knowledge of the Lord?

Reading #4: Psalm 103

Questions: Verse 11 says that God’s steadfast love for those who fear Him is as high as the heavens are above the earth and in the next verse it says that he has removed our sins as far as the east is from the west.  What pivotal event can you point to that most profoundly displays those 2 statements?

Psalms and Hymns

Psalm 36B “Thy mercy Lord, extends to heaven; Thy faithfulness, the sky.  Thy justice is like mounts of God; Thy judgements depths defy.”

Psalm 57B “O be exalted high, O God! Above the heavens stand, and let Your glory be above all earth, both sea and land.

Praying Under the Same Sky

Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore

Week 22

Memory Verse: Psalm 119:89

Questions:  What message do the heavens declare?

Reading #1: Psalm 8

Questions:  According to verse 1, which attribute of God’s is set above the heavens?

Reading #2: Psalm 19

Questions:  According to verses 1-3, which 3 things do the heavens declare, proclaim, or reveal?

Reading #3: Psalm 50

Questions:  According to verse 6, which attribute of God’s do the heavens declare?

Reading #4: Psalm 97

Questions:  According to verse 6, which attribute of God’s do the heavens proclaim?

Psalms and Hymns

Psalm 8B “When I view the skies above which your own fingers made, When I see the moon and stars which you in order laid, What is man so frail and weak that you should remember him?  What can be the son of man that you should care for him?”

Psalm 19A “The spacious heavens declare the glory of our God;  The firmament displays His handiwork abroad.”

Praying Under the Same Sky

Qatar, Romania, Russia