Archdeacon Simon introduces Week 7 of the Summer Reading Challenge
Archdeacon Simon introduces the final week of our Summer Reading Challenge
Welcome to the final week of our reading challenge.
As usual, the psalms for this week are below this post, running up to Thursday on Tracks 2 and 3 - because we have come together to the end of the psalter – and one psalm only on Track 1. That’s Psalm 143, and on Wednesday our last response will be from Fr Harry Wood on Psalm 143.
Thank you to Harry and to the rest of the team this year: thank you to Rebecca Roberts, Tabitha Rao, Will Gibbons, Rachel Bray, Noel McGarrigle and Bec Hill. I hope their reflections have been helpful to you as you have lived with these psalms this summer.
If you have already been a regular user of the Psalms I hope this has been useful: if you have not been previously a regular user I hope that you won’t stop now, but will continue to allow these texts to live in you day by day. When you have finished reading them, pick them up and read them again. Take a different track, read the ones I missed out for you, read them in your morning and evening prayer.
As I said at the beginning of our Reading Challenge, the psalms have been the hymnbook and the prayerbook of the people of God ever since they were written. Great numbers of our forebears in the Faith have prayed with the psalms daily, and then gone to pray and work that more people might know Jesus, and that there might be more justice in the world. May it be so for you.
May you blessed in your reading.
Summer Reading Challenge – Week 7 (Psalms 140-150)
Week 7 Psalms can be found on YouTube here:
Monday Psalm 143
Tuesday Psalm 144
Wednesday Psalm 146
Thursday Psalm 150
Week 7 Psalms begin here:
Week 7 Psalms on YouTube here
Monday morning Psalms 140 & 141
Monday evening Psalms 142 & 143
Tuesday morning Psalm 144
Tuesday evening Psalm 145
Wednesday morning Psalms 146 & 147
Wednesday evening Psalm 148
Thursday morning Psalms 149 & 150
Psalms Summer Reading Challenge
Join Archdeacon Simon in this year’s Summer Challenge reading the book of Psalms together. Sign up to this course and you will receive weekly emails encouraging you in your reading. The Psalms are the hymnbook and the prayerbook of the Temple, and of the Church. In these 150 songs the Psalmist explores the whole range of human experience, with all its highs and lows, of human life lived in the presence of God, and sometimes the experience of the apparent absence of God too. Find out more about the challenge and how you can get involved.Course 19 PartsTotal current bookmarks 13