Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 14

Saturday, July 4th, referring to the Unanimous Declaration of Independence when we were a Christian nation in contrast to the recent trend.     The figure above indicates the proportion of US adult residents who identify as Christians has decreased 13 percentage points from 78% in 2007 to 65% in 2019 while the proportion of…

Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 73

St. John’s University, Collegivelle, MN, 56231 2006 Sunday, June 28 By: Carol Hagler Psalm 73 Psalm 73 first caught my attention on a chilly November Saturday morning in 1989, as I studied the Sunday school lesson for the following day.  Having found and read several other verses suggested for the lesson, I read Psalm 73:26.…

Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 82

St. John’s University, Collegivelle, MN, 56231 2006 Wednesday, June 17 By Diana Bridges Psalm 82 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked? Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand…

Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 46

St. John’s University, Collegivelle, MN, 56231 2006 Saturday, June 13 PSALM 46  Derlene Williams 1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 4There is a…

Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 147

St. John’s University, Collegivelle, MN, 56231 2006 Thursday, June 11 By: Grayson Hanchey (10 years old) Psalm 147 (New Revised Standard Version):  Praise for God’s Care for Jerusalem This psalm is a celebration. It’s like 3 verses of a hymn where the community of Jerusalem (Israel) praise God. There are 3 parts of the psalm,…

Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 19

St. John’s University, Collegivelle, MN, 56231 2006 Wednesday, June 10 By Barbara Higdon Psalm 19 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their…

Devotions Based on Psalms: Psalm 55

St. John’s University, Collegivelle, MN, 56231 2006 Sunday, June 7 By Erica Hanchey Psalm 55, full of vivid imagery of the battles we face and distinction between righteous and unrighteous, is a Psalm of comfort, a prayer that is beautifully and powerfully written in 23 simple verses: Psalm 55 : 1-23 Listen to my prayer,…