Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

A Prayer from Exile   

Today's reading is a song that appears to be written during the time of exile.  In any case, it is the prayer of one who cannot worship God in the Temple, but who warmly remembers going to the Temple in the past.  It speaks deeply of the desires of the soul, yearning for God, even in hard circumstances.  Despite the heaviness of the situation, it is still a song of great hope.

Read Psalm 42  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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