Many and varied are daily devotional books for the calendar year. This book differs in that the reader can reflect on any one of forty sermonic meditations from week to week. This is not a time-driven book of devotionals. Any set of meditations in this book can be used as the basis of a small group Bible study.
Thomas Spann’s interpretations of many of the psalms in the Book of Psalms bear witness to the psalmist’s concern for personal and social salvation as well as reflect God’s deep and abiding commitment to help the weak and the oppressed. This book affirms that the Book of Psalms is rich with laments, calls for national thanksgiving, prayers of rescue, testimonies of deliverance, and sustained summons to praise God for God’s mighty deeds.
Most of these meditations or sermons were delivered at the St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church in Dallas during the church’s weekly Wednesday night service of prayer and praise.
Thomas Spann begins this book with reflections on Psalm 1 and concludes with a creative rendition of Psalm 150.