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Longing for God

  • Oct 2020 Issue
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As Christians, we all want to know God better, walk closely to Him, and love Him more. But at times we may find ourselves struggling with how to pray. Praise the Lord that He not only speaks to us through His Word but also gives us the language to speak back to Him!

The psalms are divided into five books, each ending in a doxology. This month in Today in the Word, we’ll study Book 2 (Psalms 42–72). For the study of Book 1 (Psalms 1–41), see our September 2019 issue, Honest Talks with God.

In Psalms, Book 2, we’ll learn how to commune with God through a gamut of emotions—joy, fear, anger, lament, forgiveness, and ultimately, confidence in God’s love. This collection of ancient Hebrew poetry will show us how to rely on the Lord, clinging to Him in every season of our lives. Our prayer is that by the end of our study we will:

  • Learn how to rely on God during times of suffering or distress
  • Understand how to praise God in the midst of unanswered prayer
  • Embrace the hope we have in Jesus our Messiah
  • Express thanks and praise for all God has done

We hope you will find inspiration and comfort in this powerful book. May these psalms guide your heart to an attitude of reverent worship of the Lord Jesus—our Savior and King. To Him be the glory!


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Ryan Cook, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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