Beholding the Beauty of the Lord
March 1–31, 2014
“To behold the beauty of the LORD and to meditate in His temple.” Psalm 27:4 (NASB)
A Prayer/Worship Adventure in the Psalms
Welcome to the adventure! The goal of each annual initiative is to engage the whole church in the spiritual exercise of prayer. This year’s theme is worship, focusing in the Psalms, the body of scriptures in the middle of our Bible that combines prayer and worship in a beautiful way. We love the Psalms because they give expression to the full gamut of our human emotions and experiences. They teach us how to “settle our souls in the presence of God,” how to be honest with God about our disappointment and doubts, how to tell God those things otherwise thought inappropriate, how to be joyful in praise, how to bless the Lord with all that is within us. The Psalms teach us the priority of worship and prayer as pathways to a deeper and more intimate walk with the Lord.
Because the content of this treasure chest is so vast, we will confine our focus to those Psalms that reflect the attitude of the Psalmist toward God in worship. By reading five Psalms each day, participants will read through all 150 Psalms during this initiative. Consider how each portion of the Psalms reflects the priority of worship, focus on the Lord’s beauty, and record personal observations of the text, thoughts, and impressions, in the space provided.
May we truly behold the Lord’s beauty over the next month as we revel in the Psalms. You may download the Prayer Guide in English or Spanish using the buttons below.