A Psalms Bible Study | Learn How to Build Your Quiet Time with God
The Purpose of This Bible Study
Grow in your faith and build a lasting relationship with God by having a quiet time each day.
If you have not yet grabbed the FULL Psalms Bible study (get 30% off with Promo Code 30offpsalms), here are the learning objectives you can expect from the study.
Learning Objectives of the FULL Psalms Bible Study
- Learn how to deal with problems like distractions that interfere with your quiet time with God.
- Understand the many benefits you can expect to receive in your quiet time with God, including newfound joy and answers to your prayers!
- Build reasonable expectations for your quiet time, realizing God offers protection, a place of refuge, and so much more!
- Learn how to face challenges by setting healthy boundaries when it comes to your quiet time with God.
- Renew the quiet time with God that you once had by reigniting your previous habits or by finding new ways to establish a deeper connection with God.
- Create a meaningful time with God through trust, gratitude, repentance, and total honesty, and by building a connection using your five senses!
- Learn how to take what you learn from your quiet time with God and apply it to your everyday life, watching for sins to avoid, commands to obey, promises to claim, and more!
- Gain insight from over 50 examples of how to create a successful quiet time with God by thinking eternally, exalting God, learning your purpose, and more!
With this study, learn what it means to be on fire for God, and you’ll build a more intimate relationship with God. Make your quiet time with God memorable and productive. Apply what you learn in this study to the way you live in order to have a righteous and fruitful life!
Interactive Resources Provided in the FULL Bible Study
Many interactive resources are available in the FULL Psalms Bible study (get 30% off with Promo Code 30offpsalms). You are encouraged, of course, to do them all, as they will ensure success.
- Full Weekly Devotional Content
- Weekly Challenges
- Full Daily Devotional Content
- Daily Reading
- Scriptures to Dig Deeper
- Scripture to Write
- Several Daily Bible Study Questions
- Daily Prayer
- Bonus Daily Challenges
- Full Leader’s Guide
- An Introduction to Psalms
- Bible Verses to Memorize and Meditate On
- List of Positive Christian Affirmations
- Bonus Bible Study Tips
- A Spiritual Evaluation of Your Time with God
How to Use This Bible Study
In this 8-week Psalms Bible study, complete as much as possible. Remember, the efforts you put in will directly impact the amount of success you achieve!
What You Need for The Psalms Bible Study
While working through the Psalms Bible study, there are the key tools you might want to use.
- A Bible
- A Notebook or Paper
- A Journal
- Colored Pens or Pencils
Week One – How to Build Your Best Quiet Time with God
Brainstorm problem areas in your quiet time and possible solutions. What distracts you? Write out a prayer about the areas in your quiet time that you’d like to change.
Week One: Day 1 – Meditating on God’s Word
Really absorb and meditate on the verses today.
Read: Psalms 1:1-6; Joshua 1:6-9
- When should we meditate on the Word of God?
- When do you meditate on the Bible?
- How can you improve?
Week One: Day 2 – Discovering a Purpose in Your Quiet Time
Pray about your purpose today, anticipating a great response from the Lord in His time.
Read: Psalms 2:6-12; Joshua 24:14-15
- How are we to serve the Lord?
- What are some ways in which you serve the Lord?
Week One: Day 3 – Finding Your Motivation
Seek God’s wisdom today through prayer and Bible study.
Read: Psalms 3:1-8; John 16:31-33
- Do you struggle with a lack of motivation?
- What steps do you need to improve your level of motivation?
Week One: Day 4 – Having the Right Heart
Don’t let your heart be troubled by worry. Surrender your quiet time completely.
Read: Psalms 4:1-8; Psalms 37:7-9
- How are you allowing anger or other emotional influences to affect your quiet time with God?
- What changes need to be made in your heart to build a better relationship with God?
Week One: Day 5 – Trusting God to Listen & Answer
Practice listening to God today, and you’ll know and understand Him better.
Read: Psalms 5:1-6; 1 John 5:14-15
- What changes can you make in your quiet time to practice listening to God more?
- What did you learn from today’s verses?
Week Two – How to Enjoy the Benefits of Your Quiet Time with God
Ignite your quiet time this week by trying new music, grabbing all needed supplies, writing out how the Holy Spirit is revealed to you each day and giving yourself grace if things do not go as planned.
Week Two: Day 1 – Finding Joy in the Lord
Be vulnerable with God today and rejoice in the role He plays in your life.
Read: Psalms 5:7-12; Nehemiah 8:10
- How are we to find strength, according to Nehemiah?
- Where do you find joy?
- Where do you find strength?
- What steps can you take to improve in this area?
Week Two: Day 2 – Finding Protection with God
Find a little extra time today to spend with God.
Read: Psalms 7:6-13; Psalms 115:9-18
- Who does God save, according to Psalms 7?
- Is God your shield? Why, or why not?
Week Two: Day 3 – Praising the Lord
Consider singing to the Lord today during your quiet time!
Read: Psalms 7:17; Psalms 107:1-9
- When did you last praise God, and what did you do?
- How can you improve in this area?
Week Two: Day 4 – Receiving Answers from God
Spend additional time today in prayer.
Read: Psalms 9:1-10; Jeremiah 29:11-13
- In what ways do you search for God on a regular basis?
- What answers have you received from God?
- What changes need to be made in your prayer life right now (if any)?
Week Two: Day 5 – Spreading the Wonderful News
Think about your purpose and how you come across to others.
Read: Psalms 9:11-18; Psalms 20:4-5
- Have you shared your spiritual testimony with others? Why, or why not?
- What steps can you take to make this happen?
- What could you do today to spread the Gospel?
Week Three – How to Trust in Your Quiet Time with God and What to Expect
Ward off the enemy this week through a specific plan for your quiet time with God. Also, have realistic expectations regarding how your quiet time should go. List one way the enemy has tried to interrupt your quiet time and face this challenge head-on.
Week Three: Day 1 – Trusting God’s Love
List your three best traits and thank God for them.
Read: Psalms 13:5-6; 1 John 4:16
- Do you trust God’s love for you?
- How is God’s love different from the love of a person?
Week Three: Day 2 – Accepting Your Quiet Time as a Place of Refuge
Speak the truth today when you come to God in prayer.
Read: Psalms 14:5-6; Psalms 64:10
- In what ways do you allow God to be your place of refuge?
- What steps can you take to improve your relationship with God today?
Week Three: Day 3 – Welcoming All of God’s Goodness
Reflect on God’s goodness today by reviewing past prayers that have been answered.
Read: Psalms 16:1-2; Romans 8:28
- What good things has God blessed your life with?
- How can you use these good things for God’s glory?
- What would you say in a prayer to thank God for His goodness?
Week Three: Day 4 – Praying at Any Time to God
In unexpected moments throughout your day, say a prayer, and note how God answers.
Read: Psalms 16:7-8; Psalms 139
- When did you last let your heart lead the way?
- How did you last acknowledge God was by your side?
- When have you prayed spontaneous prayers?
Week Three: Day 5 – Receiving Loving Attention From the Father
Put your hope and faith in God today, knowing He fully listens to you. Step out in faith today and do something daring for God!
Read: Psalms 17:6-15; Psalms 37:3-5
- Do you believe that God pays attention to your prayers? Why, or why not?
- Do you pray with a sincere heart? Why, or why not?
- When has God shown you His unfailing love?
Week Four – How to Face Challenges During Your Quiet Time
Find joy in your quiet time by trying something new. Leave your phone behind and settle in a place where you are less likely to be disturbed. Keep a notebook or prayer journal to list what the Spirit reveals to you or any distracting thoughts and ideas.
Write out a commitment to God, dedicating your quiet time to Him.
Week Four: Day 1 – Setting Healthy Boundaries
Brainstorm new ways to deal with distractions to prepare yourself when they interrupt your quiet time next.
Read: Psalms 18:1-3; Psalms 18:16-24; Psalms 62:1-2
- How has God been YOUR rock?
- Is there a way that you do not depend on Him as you should?
Week Four: Day 2 – Pondering God’s Word
Allow Scripture to penetrate your soul today.
Read: Psalms 19:7-14; Psalms 119:105-112
- Do you regularly meditate on God’s Word?
- What steps can you take to improve in this area?
Week Four: Day 3 – Being Still During Your Quiet Time
Write down anything God places on your heart.
Read: Psalms 23:1-6; Psalms 46:10-11; Exodus 14:13-14
- What typically hinders you from being still?
- What steps can you take to change this?
Week Four: Day 4 – Waiting on the Lord
Ask God some tough questions so that you can later see the amazing ways He answers.
Read: Psalms 27:1-14; Psalms 40:1-2
- When have you waited on God patiently?
- What are you STILL waiting on?
- Have you turned this OVER to God?
- What would you like to say to God about what you are waiting for?
Week Four: Day 5 – Finding Peace in Your Quiet Time
Find comfort and peace in your alone time with God today.
Read: Psalms 29:1-11; Isaiah 26:3-4; Philippians 4:6-7
- Do you experience peace on a regular basis? Why, or why not?
- What do you need to do or pray about to change this?
Week Five – Renewing Your Quiet Time with God
If you’ve fallen away from your relationship with God, now is the perfect time for renewal. Try a new place, time, or even music. Use a new prayer journal or devotional book. Prioritize your day in a new way.
Week Five: Day 1 – Experiencing Joy in the Lord
Look back to a time when you had a truly meaningful time alone with God.
Read: Psalms 30:4-12; Psalms 40:16
- When was your BEST quiet time with God?
- What did you experience during this time?
- What steps can you take to make this happen again?
Week Five: Day 2 – Trusting in the Lord
As you work to renew your relationship with God, determine if you are fully trusting Him with your life.
Read: Psalms 31:1-8; Proverbs 3:5-6
- Do you believe God cares about your problems?
- What problems have you surrendered to God?
- What problems do you need to surrender to God but haven’t yet done so? What’s stopping you?
Week Five: Day 3 – Hoping in the Lord
Commit to spiritual things more than you do the things of this world.
Read: Psalms 31:19-24; Psalms 33:18-22
- When did you first put hope in the Lord?
- In what ways are you having trouble in that area? What will you do to change?
Week Five: Day 4 – Rejoicing in the Lord
Read Philippians 4 today if you can. It will gladden your soul.
Read: Psalms 32:1-11; Philippians 4:4
- How do you rejoice in the Lord?
- When do you find this hard to do?
Week Five: Day 5 – Experiencing the Love of God
Thank God for His love that can never be taken away from you.
Read: Psalms 36:5-12; Romans 8:35-39
- According to Romans, what can separate us from God’s love?
- How can you relate to the love that God has for us?
Week Six – Making Your Quiet Time with God Meaningful
Create a meaningful time alone with God by keeping a journal, tracking your prayers, or being creative through drawing, coloring, writing, scrapbooking, or Bible journaling. Grab a drink, light a candle, sing, or even listen to a Christian podcast.
Week Six: Day 1 – Delighting in the Lord
Say a prayer to the Lord, asking for His Will to be done in your life.
Read: Psalms 37:1-7; Psalms 59:14-17
- Do you experience a feeling of delight in your quiet time with God?
- What changes are needed to make your time with God more meaningful?
Week Six: Day 2 – Being Good and Honest with God
Try being completely honest with God – no matter what you are feeling.
Read: Psalms 37:34-40; Psalms 44:21
- Are you honest with God? If not, what is holding you back?
- Do you still have secrets you need to talk about? Share them today!
Week Six: Day 3 – Trusting the Lord Completely
Surrender your questions and concerns to God today.
Read: Psalms 40:10-17; Psalms 55:22
- In what areas are you feeling discouraged?
- What do you need to turn over to God now?
- Do you trust God completely? Why or why not?
Week Six: Day 4 – Being Thankful to God
Think about how you can use your blessings to glorify God today.
Read: Psalms 50:14-15, Psalms 50:22-23; Psalms 57:9-11
- Have you been grateful to the Lord for your blessings?
- Do you find this hard to do? Why, or why not?
Week Six: Day 5 – Repenting of Your Sins
Meditate on the Bible and pray that God reveals to you any sin you need to confess.
Read: Psalms 51:9-19; Psalms 66:18-20
- Have you repented of all of your sins? Why, or why not?
- What sins are you still struggling with?
Week Seven – Applying What You Learn in Your Quiet Time
Determine if any of the following has been revealed to you: any new commands, new sins, promises to claim, examples to follow, or things to be grateful for. Keep a takeaway journal so that you can take action after your quiet time.
Week Seven: Day 1 – Turning It Over to God
Stop worrying so much, and just turn it over to God.
Read: Psalms 55:16-22; Psalms 56:8-9
- Are you worrying about things that you cannot control? Why?
- What do you need to turn over to God?
- What will you do today to make this happen?
Week Seven: Day 2 – Singing with Joy
Think about the times when you have felt true joy.
Read: Psalms 59:16-17; Psalms 63:1-8
- Do you sing with joy in your heart and soul? When do you do this?
- What changes need to take place to make this happen (if any)?
Week Seven: Day 3 – Living a Righteous Life
Do an inventory of any sin you need to confess and take action right away.
Read: Psalms 62:1-12; Colossians 2:6-9
- Are you living a righteous life?
- What changes are needed?
- Do you share the Gospel regularly? What causes hesitation here?
Week Seven: Day 4 – Finding Protection from Your Enemies
Become an awesome prayer warrior by praying some humble prayers today.
Read: Psalms 64:1-10; Psalms 70:1-5
- Do you trust God to bring justice to the world?
- Do you ever find it hard to trust God like this? Why, or why not?
- How do you treat your enemies?
Week Seven: Day 5 – Helping Others
Step outside your comfort zone today to help someone in need.
Read: Psalms 72:1-19; Proverbs 28:27
- How do you help others?
- In what ways are you struggling to help others?
- How can you improve in this area today?
Week Eight – Building a Successful Quiet Time with God
Brainstorm new ways to have a successful quiet time with God, or try one of the following suggestions: attend church, memorize Scripture, study the Bible, fast, mentor someone, write your spiritual inventory, use a prayer journal, or organize your sermon notes.
Week Eight: Day 1 – Practicing Stillness and Listening to God
Practice stillness during your alone time with God today.
Read: Psalms 85:8-13; Psalms 119:9-24
- How much time do you spend in silence, listening to God, each day?
- What hinders you from listening to God?
Week Eight: Day 2 – Thinking Eternal Thoughts
Try to think eternal thoughts today and how what you do impacts your eternal life.
Read: Psalms 89:5-37; Psalms 100:1-5
- Do you think about eternal rewards? Why or why not?
- What do you picture Heaven to be like?
- What do you think your glorious rewards will be?
Week Eight: Day 3 – Pouring Out Your Heart in Your Time with God
Tell God your secrets. Watch where He leads you.
Read: Psalms 91:1-16; Psalms 119:145-152
- When did you last pour out your heart to God?
- How can you be more like yourself in your quiet time with God?
Week Eight: Day 4 – Exalting God
Ask God to reveal to you how to best use the blessings He has given you.
Read: Psalms 92:1-15; Psalms 107:1-22
- What are you most grateful for?
- How do you exalt God?
- How can you improve in this area?
Week Eight: Day 5 – Remembering Your Purpose
Think about how far away God is from you and seek Him wholeheartedly.
Read: Psalms 96:1-13; Psalms 138:7-8
- When was the last time you shared the Gospel? How did you do this?
- Do you believe that you have received your calling? What is it?
- Are you ready to fulfill your spiritual purpose? How?
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About the Author
Michele L. Kelsey is a freelance writer, Bible scholar, and owner of Sharing Life and Love. She and her family live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
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