“How to get started reading the Bible”—we’ve all googled it before. No matter how far we’ve come on our faith journey, reading the Bible can be hard! We’re right there with you. We see these Scripture meditations as a way to read Scripture in a digestible way. Let’s start together, one verse at a time!

When God Feels Far Away

When God feels far away, remember that his bigness is part of why it’s worth trusting him. 

Check out today’s Scripture meditation through Psalm 115. 

Psalm 115:2-5,8

2 Why do the nations say,

    “Where is their God?”

3 Our God is in heaven;

    he does whatever pleases him.

4 But their idols are silver and gold,

    made by human hands.

5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,

    eyes, but cannot see.

8 Those who make them will be like them,

    and so will all who trust in them.

Prayers of Response

Lord, I confess that I often look to ___________ for ___________ instead of bringing my needs to you.

Father, I admit that it feels like you’re far away from me as I’m walking through __________.

Prayer Requests

Father, by your power, please make a way for ___________ to happen.

Lord, help ___________ (name) to clearly hear your voice and understand your direction.

Prayers of Readiness

Jesus, help me to see opportunities to be your agent of restoration as I spend my time  ___________ today.

Lord, as I ___________ today, please send me a tangible reminder of your nearness.


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