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Pray the Psalms: Psalm 48

Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin shares how to pray Psalm 48. 


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[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. Rick Hamlin. Psalm 48. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God. The city of our God. 

I have a friend, Andrew Attaway, he writes for Daily Guideposts, edits Daily Guideposts. And he often says, you know, people are always talking about finding God in nature, but there is this phrase, the city of our God. God is also in the city. 

If I look right outside my window here in New York, I see the Empire State Building. People look up to it with awe. It’s awe-inspiring. And God gives us that same awe. We look up at things he’s created, like the mountains. 

Nature and the city, they are awe-inspiring. So when you feel that sense of awe, use that to connect to God. When I’m down there looking at people looking up at the Empire State Building, I should say, you know, that sense of awe is something that connects you, can connect you to God. 

Finally, also in this psalm there’s that phrase forever and ever. We get that a lot in the psalms. And it’s a reminder that these things pass. The Empire State Building, it, too, will be gone someday. But God is with us forever and ever. Amen. 


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