Psalm 119:105 teaches that the word of God is “a light unto [your] path.” As you read Psalms, record phrases and ideas that inspire you and help illuminate your path back to Heavenly Father.
Psalms 102: The psalmist offers a prayer of the afflicted—Zion will be built up when the Lord appears in His glory—Though the heaven and earth perish, the Lord who created them will endure forever.
Psalms 103: David exhorts the Saints to bless the Lord for His mercy—The Lord is merciful unto those who keep His commandments.
Psalms 110: A messianic psalm of David—Christ will sit on the Lord’s right hand—He will be a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalms 116: Gracious is the Lord, and righteous—Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.
Psalms 117: Praise the Lord for His mercy and truth.
Psalms 118: A messianic psalm—Let all Israel say of the Lord, His mercy endures forever—The Stone that the builders refused is become the headstone of the corner—Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Psalms 127: Children are a heritage from the Lord.
Psalms 128: Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in His ways.
Psalms 135: Praise and bless the Lord—Our Lord is above all gods; idols cannot see, hear, or speak.
Psalms 136: Give thanks unto God for all things, for His mercy endures forever.
Psalms 137: While in captivity, the Jews wept by the rivers of Babylon—Because of sorrow, they could not bear to sing the songs of Zion.
Psalms 138: David praises the Lord for His loving kindness and truth—He worships toward the holy temple.
Psalms 139: David says that the Lord knows all man’s thoughts and doings—He asks, Where can man go to escape from the spirit and presence of the Lord?—Man is fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalms 146: Happy are they whose hope is in the Lord—The Lord frees the prisoners, loves the righteous, and reigns forever.
Psalms 147: Praise the Lord for His power—His understanding is infinite—He sends His commandments, His word, His statutes, and His judgments unto Israel.
Psalms 148: Let all things praise the Lord: men and angels, the heavenly bodies, the elements and the earth, and all things thereon.
Psalms 149: Praise the Lord in the congregation of the Saints—He will beautify the meek with salvation.
Psalms 150: Praise God in His sanctuary—Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- “Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” Children’s Songbook, 177.
- Thoughts to Keep in Mind: Reading Poetry in the Old Testament
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 113: Psalms (Part 1)
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 115: Psalms (Part 2)
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 23: Day 2, Psalms, Part 3
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Genesis-2 Samuel: The Psalms: Songs from the Heart of Israel
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25, “Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord”, Administration, May 31, 2014
- From Dust to Exalted Crown: Royal and Temple Themes Common to the Psalms and the Dead Sea Scrolls, David J. Larsen, May 31, 2021
- The Handclasp, the Temple, and the King, Matthew B. Brown, February 15, 2021
- Ascending into the Hill of the Lord: What the Psalms Can Tell Us About the Rituals of the First Temple, David J. Larsen, June 29, 2020
Resources on Other Sites
- Why Did Moroni Conclude His Father’s Record with 22 Commands?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #234, November 18, 2016
- Gestures of Praise: Lifting and Spreading the Hands in Biblical Prayer, David M. Calabro, Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament
- Seeing God in His Temple: A Significant Theme in Israel’s Psalms, Andrew C. Skinner, Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament
- The Psalms Sung: The Power of Music in Sacred Worship, J. Arden Hopkin and Shon D. Hopkin, Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament
- With the Voice Together Shall They Sing, Laurence P. Hemming, BYU Studies 50, no. 1
- Worship: Bowing Down and Serving the Lord, Jennifer C. Lane, Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament