I had mentioned before that by reading the Bible chronologically it helps bring context and sense to many of the Psalms. You'll notice, for example, that the first few Psalms for this week focus on asking and receiving forgiveness. These were written by David after Nathan confronted him for his adultery and his involvement in killing Bathsheba's husband. Psalm 51 is one of the greatest Psalms - both heart-wrenching and hope-filled.
Here is the twentieth week's chronological Bible reading schedule:
Date Book & Chapters
14 Psalm 32 ; Psalm 51 ; Psalm 86 ; Psalm 122
15 2 Samuel 13-15
16 Psalm 3-4 ; Psalm 12-13 ; Psalm 28 ; Psalm 55
17 2 Samuel 16-18
18 Psalm 26 ; Psalm 40 ; Psalm 58 ; Psalms 61-62 ; Psalm 64
19 2 Samuel 19-21
20 Psalm 5 ; Psalm 38 ; Psalms 41-42
For practicing Lectio Divina, focus on a short passage, verse, or even a word to meditate on throughout the week. I am meditating on part of a verse found in Psalm 51:10 "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."