You have read, prayed, and sung the psalms from the earliest time of your faith journey. Echoes of Faith encourages you to delve deeper in your study of the psalms, pausing along the way at several "resting places." You may want to use Echoes of Faith for personal devotion or as devotions for groups that meet daily or weekly, such as choirs, study groups, prayer groups, and Covenant Discipleship groups. Allow your study of these psalms to expand across 36 days or weeks by using the "Resting Place" reflection and prayer as the close of your devotion time. The psalms that are explored are Psalms 1, 8, 22, 23, 51, 103, 118, and 150. Use these devotions to connect your rehearsals and meetings from one day to the next or from one meeting or rehearsal to the next.
Evelyn Laycock helps readers discover the beauty and wisdom of the church's first hymnal, the Book of Psalms. Designed to be used as a guide for choirs, small groups, and individuals, this devotion book shows how the Psalms sustained the children of God long ago and how its words can sustain God's children today. A prayerful study of how the song of God's people throughout the ages provides God's strength and wisdom in the words of the Psalms.
Evelyn Lacock is the Director of the Lay Ministry Center for the Southeastern Jurisdictional Council, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Dr. Laycock is a graduate of Emory and Henry, of Tennessee Wesleyan and of Emory University and has been an organic chemist and for thirty-five years was Professor of Religion at Hiwassee College.