Psalms for Prayer (for Houston)

A few psalms to use this morning, this evening, and/or alone in your prayers for Houston and the surrounding area:

  • Specific mention of water or floods in Psalms of petition:
    • Ps. 69:1-5
    • Ps. 77:16-20
    • Ps. 130
  • Other appropriate petitions:
    • Ps. 6
    • Ps. 28
    • Ps. 29
    • Ps. 31
    • Ps. 38
    • Ps. 42-43
    • Ps. 67
    • Ps. 123
    • (Ps. 88)
  • Psalms that move toward confidence in God (a typical move in lament):
    • Ps. 46
    • Ps. 56
    • Ps. 57
    • Ps. 61
    • Ps. 121
Glenn Pemberton is a minister turned professor turned writer. After serving churches in Texas and Colorado, Glenn completed a Ph.D. (Old Testament). He then taught at Oklahoma Christian University before coming to Abilene Christian University in 2005, retiring as professor emeritus in 2017 due to a severe chronic pain. Glenn now spends his time writing for the church. Along with short essays he has published four books, including The God who Saves: An Introduction to the Message of the Old Testament (2015), and Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms (2012). Glenn and his wife Dana continue to live in Abilene, Texas.
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Author:  Publish Date: August 27, 2017

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