Modern-day life may bear no resemblance to the experiences of the Psalmists, yet basic human nature and emotions don’t change. We can easily identify with the range of feelings expressed, as the Psalmists poured out their hearts to God in sincere, earnest prayer, praise and worship. God has much to say to us through the Psalms and their timeless poetry gives us a language to express ourselves to God in return.
In this inspiring meditative collection, Linda Ottewell has chosen an extract from a Psalm as a springboard for her thoughts and ideas, which are presented as a short reflection and then rounded off with a prayer or poem, a verse or two from Scripture, or part of a well-loved hymn.
It’s a book to dip into when you have a few minutes. You’ll find a variety of themes, including upbeat praise and worship, crying out to God for help in times of trouble, admitting doubts and fears, expressing an intense longing for God, and confessing sins.
Our prayers should be vibrant and lead us into the very heart of God. Here are reflections to encourage and edify, to help you draw nearer to God and go deeper with him.
Margaret Rizza writes:
These beautiful reflections on the Psalms draw us right into the heart of Scripture, giving helpful insights into our ordinary, everyday lives. Deep Calls to Deep is a book which will inspire and awaken us to new horizons and this will reflect the way we go about dealing with the very ordinary things which we encounter every day of our lives. The thoughts and reflections after the extracts of the chosen Psalms are very helpful and constructive, allowing us to see anew some of the very difficult things arising from a culture which poses many things which need much reflection.
This is a book of great depth and will be a great blessing and resource to many people seeking a closer relationship with our Creator God.