Praying Your Own Psalm 136


When we pray God’s Word, we are aligning our hearts with the will of God. We are proclaiming that we believe His Word to be true. We are asking Him to complete His perfect will in us.

Psalm 136 is the perfect Psalm to read, meditate on and pray. It’s also especially perfect for cultivating gratitude. And when we take the words and make them our own it becomes even more personal.

My Psalm 136

I give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good!

Your mercy endures forever.

You’ve saved me from myself time and time again.

Your mercy endures forever. 

You’ve provided strength when I had none of my own.

Your mercy endures forever.

You comfort me when I need Your comfort.

Your mercy endures forever.

You are my light in times of darkness.

Your mercy endures forever. 

You are my provider, my portion, my sufficiency.

Your mercy endures forever.

Your grace is enough.

Your mercy endures forever. 

Psalm 136

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
    For His mercy endures forever.
Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!
    For His mercy endures forever.
Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!
    For His mercy endures forever:

To Him who alone does great wonders,
    For His mercy endures forever;
To Him who by wisdom made the heavens,
    For His mercy endures forever;
To Him who laid out the earth above the waters,
    For His mercy endures forever;
To Him who made great lights,
    For His mercy endures forever—
The sun to rule by day,
    For His mercy endures forever;
The moon and stars to rule by night,
    For His mercy endures forever.

10 To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn,
    For His mercy endures forever;
11 And brought out Israel from among them,
    For His mercy endures forever;
12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm,
    For His mercy endures forever;
13 To Him who divided the Red Sea in two,
    For His mercy endures forever;
14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it,

For His mercy endures forever;
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea,
    For His mercy endures forever;
16 To Him who led His people through the wilderness,
    For His mercy endures forever;
17 To Him who struck down great kings,
    For His mercy endures forever;
18 And slew famous kings,
    For His mercy endures forever—
19 Sihon king of the Amorites,
    For His mercy endures forever;
20 And Og king of Bashan,
    For His mercy endures forever—
21 And gave their land as a heritage,
    For His mercy endures forever;
22 A heritage to Israel His servant,
    For His mercy endures forever.

23 Who remembered us in our lowly state,
    For His mercy endures forever;
24 And rescued us from our enemies,
    For His mercy endures forever;
25 Who gives food to all flesh,
    For His mercy endures forever.

26 Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven!
    For His mercy endures forever.


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Gratitude Resources

Praying Psalm 100


When my children were little, every Thanksgiving we would memorize Psalm 100 together. I have such happy memories of my little three, four and five year olds reciting God’s Word with praises of thanksgiving to Him!

When we speak aloud His Word we are affirming Him, we are praising Him, we are asking for the Lord’s will to be done in our lives!

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Join me in reading, meditating on and praying Psalm 100 today!

Psalm 100

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

A Prayer Based on Psalm 100

Lord, I come before you with joyful praises! Help me to always serve you with gladness. I come before You with singing and worship. I know and acknowledge you as Lord, You are God. It is You who made us, not we ourselves; we are Your people, the sheep of Your pasture.

Thank you for making me Your sheep. You are a loving Shepherd and I trust You.

I will enter Your presence with thanksgiving and praise. I come before You with a thankful heart and bless Your Name. For You are good, Your mercy is everlasting, and Your truth endures to all generations.


More Scriptures to Pray


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Gratitude Resources

A Prayer from Psalm 37

a prayer from psalm 37

The Psalms and prayers of David make the most beautiful prayers that we ourselves can use as well. Praying the Psalms was how I first began praying God’s Word. In times of darkness, His Word truly was a lamp unto my path.

Some of us have been reading 1 Psalm a day with the 150 Days in the Psalms plan. {Feel free to jump in with this plan at any time!}

As I was reading and praying through Psalm 37 I was just overcome with all the practical truths in this Psalm that are so applicable for today and for my own heart. So, I thought I would share here.

What I noticed first about this Psalm was that it mentions “Do not fret…” several times! When things are repeated in Scripture we know that they are of great importance and the author is really trying to get his point across.

The word fret can also mean worry. We know that God’s Word is FULL of admonition to NOT WORRY. So, in Psalm 37, we just see this worded in a different way. Do not worry, do not fret, do not be anxious about anything…

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:25-27

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.” Psalm 37:7-9

Not only does Psalm 37 encourage us not to fret, but it goes on to tell us what to do instead!

Instead of worrying, Psalm 37 tells us to trust in the Lord, do good, delight yourself in the Lord, commit your way to Him, rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him.

Prayer from Psalm 37

Oh Lord, Your word encourages me not to worry or fret, yet in my humanness and flesh, You know how hard this is for me. Yet, I come to You today asking for Your help. With the power of the Holy Spirit, I know that I can trust You more and worry less. 

Help me to trust in You more than I trust myself or anyone else. Increase my faith, Lord. Help me to find my delight in You and You alone. Show me, Lord, convict my heart when I begin to find my delight in other places. You alone are my sufficiency. 

Today, I commit my ways to You. I commit to trust You more than I worry. I commit to find my joy and peace in You. I rest in You and Your ways. I know that Your ways are higher and better than mine. Though I may not see what You are doing, I know that You are trustworthy. Amen. 

More Praying the Psalms resources

A Prayer from Psalm 17


“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 17:6-8

Lord, I call on You, I know and trust You will answer me. Show me the wonders of Your great and steadfast love. You have saved me and I find refuge in You. Keep me as the apple of Your eye. Hide me in the shadow of Your wings…

Being hidden in the steadfast love of our heavenly Father is a beautiful thing. To be hidden and sheltered and provided for and covered by His love gives us security and peace and contentment.

Think about the things we hide from others…our shame, our faults, the hidden sins, the jealousy, the pride.

Yet, with God…it is a beautiful and wonderful thing to be hidden. He sees the shame, the faults, the sins, the jealousy and pride. And He pulls us close, covers us with His wings and heals our hearts. Being hidden in Christ brings healing. Being hidden in Christ means our enemies can’t touch us. Our salvation and our hope and our joy is secure. We are covered. Covered in love. Healed by love.

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150 Days in the Psalms

150 days in the Psalms

The Psalms have met me in various places in my life. God has used them time and time again to comfort my hurting heart, to challenge me, to inspire me, to remind me that I’m not alone, to bring light into my darkness, to help me feel the closeness of God.

When I first began Praying the Scriptures, it all started in the Psalms. The worship songs of the Old Testament met me in my depression and gave me glimmers of hope that were brand new to me.

Every few years I feel God nudging me to spend some time in the Psalms. This is one of those times. And I invite you to join me!

Beginning August 1, we will be spending 150 days in the Psalms! I hope you will join me. This plan will be more simple than others we’ve done, but I’m excited about it.

Why the Psalms?

Plan Details

Each day we will read 1 Psalm. I’m not planning to write the whole Psalm out. I am going to choose ONE verse to write, to focus on, to pray. I will be journaling some through the Psalms as well.

Each Day:

  • Read 1 Psalm.
  • Write 1 verse from that Psalm as your focus & prayer for the day.
  • Pray through the Psalm.
  • Journal through the Psalm.

Printable Schedule

150 Days in the Psalms PDF

150 Days in the Psalms schedule

More Encouragement from the Psalms

One Year in the Psalms (writing and praying through the entire book in 1 year)

Write the Word FREE resources (schedules to write out Psalm 119, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, James and the Last Days of Jesus from Matthew)

Praying the Scriptures FREE monthly calendars