The book of Psalms has always captivated me. I got to understand its content better at theology college. It is a musical and expressive book that uplifts our spirits.
That is why I love reading Psalms in the morning. During our online forum last week, a young man from my church asked if anyone knew some inspirational Psalms to read in the morning.
While I answered his question, I thought writing this article would be a better way to talk about the best Psalms to read in the morning.
5 best Psalms to read in the morning
“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
This scripture praises God and reminds you of all the good things God has done in your life. These include healing, forgiveness, prosperity and peace.
Reading this Psalm in the morning can help you start your day with positivity.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
This Psalm speaks to the awesomeness of God. It assures us that we can fully depend on God to be there for us whenever we need Him.
This a great Psalm to read in the morning because it reminds you that a powerful God has your back, no matter what happens during the day.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
This powerful scripture talks about the challenges and calamities of life. It emphasises that God gives us refuge and strength during such times.
You can read this Psalm in the morning to prepare spiritually for impending challenges.
“Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence.”
This Psalm is a plea from someone asking God to give them a breakthrough. It guarantees us that we can take refuge in God.
If you are experiencing some issues at work or home, this is a nice Psalm to kick-start your day.
“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
God is happy when we delight in Him, as explained in this psalm. Being content and happy in the Lord means that you can resist temptations even if others are giving in to it.
Reading this Psalm in the morning reminds you to be a person of integrity as you go through your day.
Can you read these Psalms throughout the day?
Yes, reading these psalms throughout the day can keep you in the right mindset to succeed in your daily activities. Take Psalms 121 as an example.
This hopeful Psalm can keep our spirits up even when we meet difficult people or situations at work or around our home. Therefore, it is a great psalm to read in the morning.
You can also try reading Psalms 46 through a tough day. This scripture can give you the courage and assurance to endure painful events that often catch us unaware.
This psalm is helpful when you get bad news during the day. Psalms 37: 1-4 is a good scripture to meditate on before going to bed.
It reminds us to be people of integrity despite what others are doing.
Can you pray these Psalms for someone else?
Yes, these psalms can be powerful prayers to say for our loved ones. For example, Psalms 37:1-4 is a nice prayer to say for your children as they join college.
Kids at that age are experimenting a lot. This Psalm can be your prayer for God to give them discernment so they cannot envy evildoers.
You can also pray that God gives them a desire to obey the word of God, no matter the circumstances.
As a Christian, I have always been passionate about sharing God’s word with young people. This inspired me to pursue a Certificate in Christian Education, an Undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, and a Graduate degree in Theology. My knowledge in school and experience from dealing with the youth made me an expert at discussing Christian-related topics. I feel privileged working as the Coordinator of the Christian Youth Ministry at Christian Faith Guide. You can read more about me on the about us page.