Here are the assigned readings for the Psalter Prayer group for Great Lent 2013. Names are numbered in order of where you begin.
*Be sure to look through all the lists for your name. It will be as you signed up. There are a lot of Mary’s, Maria’s, Katherine’s, etc. Make sure you’re looking at the right one! I included usernames or emails wherever I could to make it a bit easier, too.
Also, I’m going to be doing something new this year. I am going to be periodically posting various writings on the benefits of reading the Psalter. Some of the things I’ve read so far are absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to share them with you! So be sure to check back for those.
Before beginning to read your assigned kathisma, please recite the Trisagion prayers:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
O heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of truth, who art in all places and fillest all things; Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O gracious Lord.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal: have mercy on us. (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse us from our sins. Master, pardon our iniquities. Holy God, visit and heal our infirmities for thy Name’s sake.
Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
At the end of each kathisma please recite the following:
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Glory to you, O God. (twice)
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Glory to you, O God our hope, O Lord, glory to You. Lord have mercy on (name of each person in your group).
People in group 3 and soon to be group 4, please check back periodically since more people will most likely be added to your group, so you can add their names to your prayer list. And as always, if you have any questions at all, let me know!
Don’t become discouraged if you miss some, it takes time to build a habit and anything you read is more than you would have read if you hadn’t signed up! Kali Dynami!
- Day 1– Psalms 1-8 (Kathisma 1)
- Day 2– Psalms 9-17 (Kathisma 2)
- Day 3– Psalms 18-24 (Kathisma 3)
- Day 4–Psalms 25-32 (Kathisma 4)
- Day 5– Psalms 33-37 (Kathisma 5)
- Day 6– Psalms 38-46 (Kathisma 6)
- Day 7– Psalms 47-55 (Kathisma 7)
- Day 8– Psalms 56-64 (Kathisma 8)
- Day 9– Psalms 65-70 (Kathisma 9)
- Day 10– Psalms 71-77 (Kathisma 10)
- Day 11– Psalms 78-85 (Kathisma 11)
- Day 12– Psalms 86-91 (Kathisma 12)
- Day 13– Psalms 92-101 (Kathisma 13)
- Day 14– Psalms 102-105 (Kathisma 14)
- Day 15– Psalms 106-109 (Kathisma 15)
- Day 16– Psalms 110-118 (Kathisma 16)
- Day 17– Psalms 119 (Kathisma 17)
- Day 18– Psalms 120-134 (Kathisma 18)
- Day 19– Psalms 135-143 (Kathisma 19)
- Day 20– Psalms 144-150 (Kathisma 20)
- Day 21–start over
2. Irene (Rena)
3. Mary (Sarah)
4. Christine (Kristy)
5. Olga (loewetn)
10. Asemeni & Savina
11. Nicole (nicki.gaynor)
13. Anna (asousamoir)
15. Eleni (baroness black)
20. Georgia (Geri)
1. Panayiota (Teresa)
2. Kathryn (pisc304)
3. Veronica (jessica)
5. Anna Maria
6. Mary Barbara
15. Theodora (Jamie)
19. Laura (guth3s)
3. Anastasia (Megan)
5. Anastasia (stavropoula)
14. Macrina (Shelley)
I recently read this in the ebook A Psalter for Prayer and wanted to share it. It is a prayer that can also be read before begin your reading each day.