God’s People Speak to God

A six-week study of the psalms.

We gaze adoringly at the new baby and immediately place him or her into the family legacy.

“He has your eyes,” we say to the dad. 

“I see Aunt Ruth in her smile.”

“He is going to be just like his grandfather.”

This new life is shaped in great part by those in the lineage who came before.

So it is with our ancient ancestors in the faith – the journey of the Old Testament Israelites becoming a people of God is our journey too. The joy and sorrow and tribulation we encounter along the way is the very same our ancestors knew.

For the Israelites, one expression of their relationship with God spilled out in the psalms they prayed and sang. In the psalms, the people praised God and argued with God and thanked God and got angry with God. All emotions we know today.

Our study of the psalms

Begins April 20 and ends May 25, 2023

With online conversation by Zoom on Thursdays, 4 to 5:15 p.m. (Central time)

In this six-week study, we will be invited to make the psalms our own prayers and songs as we apply them to our daily lives. We will

  • look at the variety of psalms our ancestors relied on as they lived out their relationship with God
  • through reading the psalms and group discussion, identify our own desire to connect with God through the psalms
  • experience a community that provides a safe space, honesty, and acceptance

Each week we will post on our website a brief teaching, questions for reflection, and suggestions for bringing the psalms into our daily lives.

On Thursday afternoons, April 20 through May 25 (April 20 and 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25) we will gather online by Zoom from 4 to 5:15 p.m. (Central time) for full-group and small-group conversation.

To register for this study or if you have questions, send an email to Marjorie George at


You are also welcome to use the materials on your own or in congregational small-group settings. Please let us know if you do that.

To learn more about The Wisdom Years, find us at www.wisdomyears.org.


Go to Introduction and each week’s materials.