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A Psalm and A Prayer

Responsive Readings from the Psalms and Prayers
for Public Worship and Private Devotions

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
Teaching the Truth in Love

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Responsive Psalms have been used in worship for hundreds of years by Jews and Christians, and I hope you will find these responsive readings from the psalms and these prayers helpful to you. Copy and Paste these Psalms and the Prayers for use in a bulletin for public worship.

These Responsive Readings from the Psalms and the prayers are freely provided for private devotions and use in a public service of worship, a Sunday school class, or with other groups. In a worship bulletin, these Psalms and Prayers easily fit in the left hand side of the bulletin (with the right size font and type), and I have abridged the Psalms, or shortened or lengthened prayers, to fit easily in a church bulletin.

In some cases, the psalms are so long that I have created several short "psalms and prayer" from them, as in the case of Psalm 119.You do not need to give credit for the use of these psalms and prayers in your worship service bulletin. Some teachers have found these Psalms and Prayers useful before they begin their class or Bible study.

If you conduct your worship service without a bulletin, Psalms and Prayers can easily be projected on a screen for congregational use. If you choose not to read the Psalms responsively or put them in a bulletin, you can easily read the abridged Psalm and prayer provided here as a short Call to Worship instead of responsively (omitting the Leader and People, and reading the Psalm straight through as printed here) and then use the prayer as an opening prayer.

Each prayer ends with “Our Father. . .” so you can remind worshipers to continue to pray the Lord's Prayer and conclude the prayer with the Lord's Prayer, if you choose.

Even though the format for A Psalm and A Prayer is in the form of a Responsive Reading, you can easily read A Psalm and A Prayer as a brief devotional before praying the prayer that goes with the reading. I have edited and omitted parts of the Psalms to best suit my own worship services, so you may want to read the Psalm in your own Bible and compile and edit the Psalm in the best way to suit your own worship service and style.

These Responsive Readings are often freely adapted and condensed from the Psalms using the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.


A Psalm and A Prayer Contents

Psalm 1
Psalm 2
Psalm 3
Psalm 4
Psalm 5
Psalms 6 & 7
Psalm 8
Psalm 9
(excerpt a)

Psalm 9
(excerpt b)

Psalm 10 & 11
Psalm 12 & 13
Psalm 14 & 15
Psalm 16
(excerpt a)

Psalm 16
(excerpt b)

Psalm 17
Psalm 18
(excerpt a)

Psalm 18
(excerpt b)

Psalm 18
(excerpt c)

Psalm 19
(excerpt a)

Psalm 19
(excerpt b)

Psalm 20
Psalm 21
Psalm 22
(excerpt a)
Psalm 22
(excerpt b)
Psalm 23
Psalm 24
(excerpt a)

Psalm 24
(excerpt b)
Psalm 25
(excerpt a)
Psalm 25
(excerpt b)
Psalm 25
(excerpt c)
Psalm 26
Psalm 27
(excerpt a)
Psalm 27
(excerpt b)
Psalm 28
Psalm 29
Psalm 30
Psalm 31
(excerpt a)

Psalm 31
(excerpt b)

Psalm 31
(excerpt c)

Psalm 32
(excerpt a)
Psalm 32
(excerpt b)
Psalm 33
(excerpt a)

Psalm 33
(excerpt b)

Psalm 33
(excerpt c)

Psalm 34
(excerpt a)

Psalm 34
(excerpt b)

Psalm 34
(excerpt c)

Psalm 35
Psalm 36
Psalm 37
(excerpt a)

Psalm 37
(excerpt b)

Psalm 37
(excerpt c)

Psalm 38
Psalm 39
Psalm 40
(excerpt a)

Psalm 40
(excerpt b)

Psalm 40
(excerpt c)

Psalm 41
Psalm 42
Psalm 43
Psalm 44
Psalm 45
Psalm 46
Psalm 47
Psalm 48
Psalm 49
Psalm 50
Psalm 51
Psalms 52 & 53
Psalm 54
Psalm 55
Psalm 56
Psalm 57
Psalm 58 & 59
Psalm 60 & 61
Psalm 62
Psalm 63
Psalm 64 & 65
Psalm 66
Psalm 67
Psalm 68
Psalm 69
Psalm 70 & 71
Psalm 72 & 73
Psalm 74 & 75
Psalm 76
Psalm 77
Psalm 78
Psalm 79
Psalm 80
Psalm 81
Psalm 82
Psalm 83
Psalm 84
Psalm 85
Psalm 86
Psalm 87 & 88
Psalm 89
Psalm 90
Psalm 91
Psalm 92
Psalm 93
Psalm 94
Psalm 95
Psalm 96
Psalm 97
Psalm 98
Psalm 99


Psalm 100
Psalm 101
Psalm 102
Psalm 103
Psalm 104
Psalm 105
Psalm 106
Psalm 107
Psalm 108
Psalm 109
Psalm 110
Psalm 111
Psalm 112
Psalm 113
Psalm 114 & 117
Psalm 115
Psalm 116
Psalm 118
Psalm 119 (excerpt a)
Psalm 119 (excerpt b)
Psalm 119 (excerpt c)
Psalm 119 (excerpt d)
Psalm 119 (excerpt e)
Psalm 119 (excerpt f)
Psalm 119 (excerpt g)
Psalm 119 (excerpt h)
Psalm 119 (excerpt i)
Psalm 119 (excerpt j)
Psalm 119 (excerpt k)
Psalm 119 (excerpt l)
Psalm 119 (excerpt m)
Psalm 119 (excerpt n)
Psalm 119 (excerpt o)
Psalm 119 (excerpt p)
Psalm 119 (excerpt q)
Psalm 119  (excerpt r)
Psalm 119 (excerpt s)
Psalm 119 (excerpt t)
Psalm 120
Psalm 121
Psalm 122
Psalms 123 & 124
Psalm 125
Psalms 126 - 128
Psalms 129
Psalm 130
Psalms 133 & 134
Psalm 135
Psalm 136
Psalm 138
Psalm 139
Psalm 140
Psalms 141 & 142
Psalm 143
Psalm 144
Psalm 145
Psalm 145 (excerpt b)
Psalm 145 (excerpt c)
Psalm 146
Psalm 147
Psalm 148
Psalm 149
Psalm 150

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