Psalms 1–50: Stories of Praising and Proclaiming

By David Murray

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Psalms 1–50: Stories of Praising and Proclaiming

By David Murray

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A Daily Devotional through Psalms 1–50 from the StoryChanger Devotional Series

If you want to change your story, you need to know God’s story. This devotional, part of the StoryChanger Devotional series, is a friendly, practical guide to understanding the book of Psalms and how it shapes your story. 

Psalms 1–50: Stories of Praising and Proclaiming includes 50 devotionals written by David Murray, author of The StoryChanger. This volume features daily readings designed to help you learn, love, and live according to the book of Psalms. Murray walks you through Psalms 1–50, offering thoughtful comments on the book’s message, reflection questions, and a personal daily prayer. This devotional can help reorient your mind and transform your life with God’s better story.

  • 50 Daily God-Centered Devotionals: Each day includes an explanation of that day’s reading, reflection questions, and a personal prayer  
  • Great for Families, Individuals, or Small Groups: Accessible for non-Christians and new Christians, this devotional helps readers learn how to effectively share God’s story
  • Part of the StoryChanger Devotional Series: Inspired by Murray’s book The StoryChanger; other volumes include Timothy and Titus: Stories of Fear and Courage; Proverbs: Stories of Wisdom and Folly; and Philippians and Colossians: Stories of Joy and Identity

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David Murray

David Murray (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) has pastored four churches in Scotland and the USA. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of several books, including Reset and Exploring the Bible. David has taught Old Testament, counseling, and pastoral theology at various seminaries.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 224
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 11.34 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8109-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8109-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433581090
Case Quantity: 60
Published: June 04, 2024

Table of Contents

Introduction to the StoryChanger Devotionals
Introduction to Psalms 1–50: Stories of Praising and Proclaiming

  1. The Great Divide (Psalm 1)
  2. The First World War (Psalm 2)
  3. Getting from Panic to Peace (Psalm 3)
  4. Simple Evangelism (Psalm 4)
  5. Holy Hatred and Holy Love (Psalm 5)
  6. Praising by Lamenting (Psalm 6)
  7. “Enemies? I Have No Enemies” (Psalm 7)
  8. The Strongest Uses the Weakest (Psalm 8)
  9. Two Reasons to Celebrate God’s Judgment (Psalm 9)
  10. Why Is God So Quiet? (Psalm 10)
  11. Earthquake Faith (Psalm 11)
  12. A Sound for Sore Ears (Psalm 12)
  13. Short Answers for Long Questions (Psalm 13)
  14. “I’m a Great Sinner with a Greater Savior” (Psalm 14)
  15. Daily Life and Devotional Life (Psalm 15)
  16. A Confidence Booster (Psalm 16)
  17. Total Satisfaction Guaranteed (Psalm 17)
  18. The Final Score (Psalm 18)
  19. God’s Solution for God’s Silence (Psalm 19)
  20. Total Trust for Real Rest (Psalm 20)
  21. Catching the King’s Contagious Joy (Psalm 21)
  22. Deepest Suffering for Highest Glory (Psalm 22)
  23. An American Dream Comes True (Psalm 23)
  24. Empowering Praise (Psalm 24)
  25. Direction for the Disoriented (Psalm 25)
  26. “The Church Is Full of Hypocrites” (Psalm 26)
  27. “If I Had One Prayer . . .” (Psalm 27)
  28. Is God Listening? (Psalm 28)
  29. “Glory to Me in the Highest!” (Psalm 29)
  30. The Blessings of Sickness (Psalm 30)
  31. God’s Goodness versus People’s Badness (Psalm 31)
  32. The Greatest Happiness (Psalm 32)
  33. God’s Steadfast Love in a World of Hate (Psalm 33)
  34. What Is the Good Life? (Psalm 34)
  35. The Equalizer (Psalm 35)
  36. The Media’s Business Model (Psalm 36)
  37. Rest for Rioters (Psalm 37)
  38. God’s Correction and Our Confession (Psalm 38)
  39. A New Breathing Exercise (Psalm 39)
  40. A Solution for Election Problems (Psalm 40)
  41. Mercy for the Merciful (Psalm 41)
  42. The Art of Preaching to Yourself (Psalm 42)
  43. We Win! (Psalm 43)
  44. We Lost! (Psalm 44)
  45. I Love to Laugh (Psalm 45)
  46. A Team of One (Psalm 46)
  47. Make More Noise! (Psalm 47)
  48. Rebranding the Church (Psalm 48)
  49. The Richest Man in the Grave (Psalm 49)
  50. Formalist, Fraudster, or Faithful? (Psalm 50)


“We are created for stories. We read stories, tell stories, watch stories, and live in stories. Yet we instinctively know and long for our stories to fit into something bigger, more meaningful, and more comprehensive. As we read Scripture, we can see how that longing might be fulfilled, but we don’t always know how to connect our own stories to the great story of redemption that culminates with Christ. This is why I’m so thankful for David Murray’s StoryChanger series. These short devotionals are wonderful guides for connecting our stories with God’s larger story and helping us call others into God’s great story. I gladly recommend their use in personal, family, and group prayer and devotional settings.”
Chris Bruno, President, Oahu Theological Seminary; Global Partner, Training Leaders International

“David Murray’s StoryChanger Devotional series is exactly what Christians are craving right now. These daily devotionals are accessible both in their content and brevity. In just a few minutes each day, readers will find comfort in the truth of the gospel and challenges in following the way of Jesus. Just because the devotionals are short doesn’t mean that they won’t pack a life-changing punch. This series will introduce you to the Bible in the ways that you want and provoke you in the ways that you need.”
Adam Griffin, Lead Pastor, Eastside Community Church, Dallas, Texas; Host, The Family Discipleship Podcast; coauthor, Family Discipleship

“What I appreciate most about the StoryChanger Devotional series is how accessible it is to a wide range of ages. Whether you read these books alone or with others, you’ll find them to be practical, easy to follow, and helpful for applying the truths of Scripture to your everyday life. My family enjoys using the StoryChanger Devotionals for our Bible reading and discussion time. The readings prompt encouraging discussions about Scripture around our dinner table each night.”
Glenna Marshall, author, The Promise Is His Presence; Everyday Faithfulness; and Memorizing Scripture 

“We live in a world that takes pride in technological progress. And yet here we are, still a people shaped by stories—our own, those presented to us by the world, and those handed down to us by history. In the StoryChanger Devotional series David Murray has crafted brief, engaging, and accessible devotions based on the biblical text. Each volume will help us understand God’s story, make sense of the world around us and, along the way, discover the transformation we need in our personal story. Slow down a while, open your Bible, and let these books prompt your ponderings about God’s story and yours.”
Peter Mead, Pastor, Trinity Chippenham, United Kingdom; Director, Cor Deo; blogger,

“If you are looking for biblically based devotional books that are surprisingly accessible to any level of Christian maturity, you have picked the right series. The StoryChanger Devotional series is uniquely useful because David Murray wrote it. He has a special writing gift that demonstrates his skill as an expositor and his shepherding intuition as a pastor. That gift is wonderfully present in every volume, and I commend this whole series to pastors to buy in bulk and distribute to your entire congregation to study together.”
Brian Croft, Executive Director, Practical Shepherding