December 16: Psalm 51

Welcome to The Intentional Podcast. Setting aside time for prayer and Scripture meditation can change the posture of your day. Thank you for spending a few minutes with us as we turn our attention to what Jesus has for the day ahead.


Before you read the Scripture for today, limit the distractions around you and spend time in prayer. Spend time thanking God for the opportunity we have to spend with Him through the reading of His Word.


Psalm 51


Psalms are typically grouped into these five categories:

  • Hymns in praise of God’s character and deeds (ex. 8, 19, 29)
  • Community laments (ex. 44, 74)
  • Royal Psalms (ex. 2, 18, 20, 45)
  • Individual laments (ex. 3, 7, 13, 25, 51)
  • Individual thanksgiving (ex. 30, 32, 34)


  • What phrases stood out to you?
  • What might God be saying to you through this passage, and how can you respond today?
  • What does this passage tell us about God? How does it look forward to Jesus’ coming?

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