Try this: Spiritual summer reading

Looking for some summer reading that goes far beyond a beach book? Crack the cover on a Bible. Try these verses for various times.

When in sorrow: read John 14
When men fail you: Psalm 27
When you have sinned: Psalm 51
When you worry: Matthew 6:19-34
When you have the blues: Psalm 34
When God seems far away: Psalm 139
When you are discouraged: Isaiah 40
If you desire to be fruitful: John 15
When doubts come upon you: John 7:17
When you feel oppressed: Psalm 33
When you forget blessings: Psalm 103
For stirring of faith: Hebrews 11
When you feel down and out: Romans 8:31-39
When you lack courage for a task: Joshua 1:1-11
When the world seems bigger than God: Psalm 90
When you want Christian assurance: Romans 8:1-30
When you travel: Psalm 121
When you grow bitter or critical: 1 Corinthians 13
When you experience difficulty getting along with others: Romans 12
Before Mass: Psalm 84
For James’ idea of Christianity: James 1:19-27
For Paul’s idea of Christianity: 2 Corinthians 5:15-21
For Jesus’ idea of Christianity: Matthew 5
When endangered: Psalm 91

This article comes to you from Grace In Action (Our Sunday Visitor) courtesy of your parish or diocese.


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