Worship Through Verse


By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

While I am away this Memorial Day weekend, I’d like to share the inspirational work of fellow author and friend, LoRee Peery.

Peery has written four devotional books in a series titled Worship Through Verse. The first, Shelter in the Night, speaks beautifully in a modern psalmist’s voice about those times we seek shelter from pain in the night.

Peery says of the second book in the series, Looking Beyond Self, that God asks us to lay our worries at His feet so His grace and compassion can get us through our troubles. Reflection in the midst of pain is often cleansing, giving us a different perspective in our walk with Jesus.

Below are two samples of these modern-day psalms, one from each book. I pray they will be a blessing for you or someone close to you.

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You are my strength, I watch for you;
you, God, are my fortress.
Psalm 59:9

Renew My Mind

The world is noisy
The news is negative

I love my Abba Daddy
Help me tune out the din

The Lord keeps me going
I want to hear You

You wait for me to call
And answer with Your calm

I need Your fortress of walls
To keep distraction at bay

A spiritual battle threatens
Help me relax in Your presence.

     ~from Shelter in the Night 

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The Sovereign Lord has given me
a well-instructed tongue, to know
the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
Isaiah 50:4

Wake Me and Teach Me

The Lord God is my Teacher
He’s taught me to encourage

He wakes me each morning
To please and glorify Him

My tasks, my work, my all
Is set before me by Him

He gave me ears to hear
He’s in my heart to direct

My Lord saves and frees
He comforts with tenderness

I trust and love to obey
Joy and gladness make me sing

The Lord God is my Teacher
Teach me the rest of my life.

     ~from Looking Beyond Self

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Watch for Books 3 and 4 in the series, coming in June.


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LoRee Peery is the author of numerous Christian novels and is drawn to reunion stories for two reasons. She believes God is a God of second chances, and the past often needs to be dealt with before anyone can move on in life. Connect with her at her website



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14 thoughts on “Worship Through Verse

  1. Thanks so much for allowing me to visit, Davalynn. I wish you and all your readers a safe holiday weekend and special moments of devotion.

    1. davalynn

      Absolutely, LoRee. Many were blessed by your words.

  2. Touching reminders of God’s presence.

    1. davalynn

      Amen, Gail. Thanks for reading.

      1. Thanks so much, Gail.

  3. Beautiful words.

    1. davalynn

      Thank you for reading, Jean.

    2. Thank you, Jean.

  4. Hi Davalynn and LoRee! I am enjoying LoRee’s latest releases. They sure are an inspiration and encouragement to my heart.

    1. davalynn

      Wonderful Barbara. Thanks for letting us know!

    2. Blessings to you, Barb.

  5. Regina Andrews

    What a beautiful post, LoRee. Your verses are so inspiring and very original. Best wishes with your writing, and your publications. And Davalynn, thank you for hosting LoRee on your lovely blog. I have always loved cowboys, and I am looking forward to reading one of your books very soon.

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Regina. I’m so glad you were blessed by LoRee’s words.

    2. Regina, thanks for your encouraging words!


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