Praying the Psalms

Matthew 26:30; 27:45-46

Psalm 24

Preached at Berea First Baptist Prayer Conference

  • At pivotal times, Jesus utilized Scripture that He had previously memorized.
  • At the time of His crucifixion, He specifically employed the Psalms.
  • Matthew 26:30; 27:45-46
  • All Scripture is inspired by God, but the Psalms are inspired for God.
  • The Psalms train us how to speak to one so glorious as God.
  • The Psalms teach us how to process every human emotion.
  • Since there are 150 psalms, you can pray through the entire book in 5 months by praying 1 a day.
  • Take the calendar day of the month, and pray that psalm or an increment of 30.
  • February 1 – 1, 31, 61, 91, 121
  • 31st day of the month – Psalm 119
  • February 24 – 24, 54, 84, 114, 144

Pray Through Psalm 24

24 The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not lift up his soul to what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
    and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord, strong and mighty,
    the Lord, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord of hosts,
    he is the King of glory! Selah