Release on 2009-03-11 | by Laurence Kriegshauser, O.S.B.
In this book, a Benedictine monk examines the Christian praying of the Psalms, taking into account modern and contemporary research on the Psalms.
Author: Laurence Kriegshauser, O.S.B.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Written centuries before Christ, the Psalms of the Hebrew Bible have been prayed by Christians since the founding of the Church. The early church fathers expounded the psalms in the light of the mystery of Christ, his death and resurrection, and his saving redemption. In this book, a Benedictine monk examines the Christian praying of the Psalms, taking into account modern and contemporary research on the Psalms. Working from the Hebrew text, Fr. Laurence Kriegshauser offers a verse-by-verse commentary on each of the one hundred and fifty psalms, highlighting poetic features such as imagery, rhythm, structure, and vocabulary, as well as theological and spiritual dimensions and the relation of psalms to each other in the smaller collections that make up the whole. The book attempts to integrate modern scholarship on the Psalms with the act of prayer and help Christians pray the psalms with greater understanding of their Christological meaning. The book contains an introduction, a glossary of terms, an index of topics, a table of English renderings of selected Hebrew words, and an index of biblical citations. Praying the Psalms in Christ will be welcomed by students of theology and liturgy, by priests, religious, and laypeople who pray the Liturgy of the Hours, and by all Christians who seek to pray the Psalms with greater profit and fervor.
This collection features meditations on more than 75 psalms and offers brief thoughts and background as well as suggested ways to use the psalms in prayer.
Author: Ben Patterson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
The psalms often stretch and perplex readers as they teach, but they also open a divine window on prayer. This collection features meditations on more than 75 psalms and offers brief thoughts and background as well as suggested ways to use the psalms in prayer.
Praying the Psalms includes 50 selections from this booksongs of praise, cries for help, glad rejoicings, and humble offeringsaccompanied by inspirational devotions that will open a divine window in your prayer life.
Author: Ben Patterson
Learn to speak the language of God’s own heart. Have you ever tried to pour out your deepest feelings to God, only to discover that you can’t find the words? We want to feel connected to God, but sometimes it seems like we’re not speaking the same language. There is no better place in all of Scripture than Psalms to learn to be with God. Praying the Psalms includes 50 selections from this book—songs of praise, cries for help, glad rejoicings, and humble offerings—accompanied by inspirational devotions that will open a divine window in your prayer life. Adapted from God’s Prayer Book; now in a deluxe LeatherLike binding.
This is no scholarly discussion of prayer but a steady progress towards prayer from a pure heart.
Author: Daniel Bourguet
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The author, Daniel Bourguet, addresses readers as a friend on a potentially difficult pathway along which we need to proceed one step at a time. We have to know exactly where we are since it is easy to lose our way, but we discover and are led through 150 doorways into a marvelous edifice. This is no scholarly discussion of prayer but a steady progress towards prayer from a pure heart.
Walter Brueggemann pushes his readers to recognize the full gamut of passions reflected in the Psalms: joy and exultation but also disappointment, sorrow, anger, resentment, even the desire for vengeance.
Author: Walter Brueggemann
A readable and powerful call, by a leading Old Testament scholar, to pray with and through the Psalms. Walter Brueggemann pushes his readers to recognize the full gamut of passions reflected in the Psalms: joy and exultation but also disappointment, sorrow, anger, resentment, even the desire for vengeance. We are invited into a daring relationsh...
Experience daily miracles in health, energy, finance and favor through praying the book of Psalms. The book of Psalms provides believers with Spirit-inspired prayers that cover the whole range of life.
Discover Great Psalms, Powerful Prayers and Prophetic Declarations for Every Situation: Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Business Ideas, Breakthrough, Favor, Deliverance, Healing, Comfort, Exams, Decision Making...and Many More... Experience daily miracles in health, energy, finance and favor through praying the book of Psalms. The book of Psalms provides believers with Spirit-inspired prayers that cover the whole range of life. They are simple enough for anyone to relate with, yet deep enough to provide a rich prayer experience with our loving God. When you pray the Psalms you can be sure you are praying through to Jesus Christ, because He is revealed in all the books. There is a Psalm for all situations and Prayers and Powerful Prophetic Declarations to follow. In this book you'll learn to experience... Psalms and Prayers to Overcome Anxiety, Worry and Fear. Psalms and Prayers for Birthday. Psalms & Prayers for Breaking Curses and Spells. Psalms and Prayers for Business Ideas, Business Connections and Business Breakthroughs. Psalms and Prayers for Blessing Children and Kids. Psalms and Prayers for Christmas Seasons. Psalms and Prayers for Comfort and Peace During Grief, Loss or Death. Psalms and Prayers for Deliverance from Enemies. Psalms and Prayers to Overcome Depression. Psalms and Prayers for Easter Season. Psalms and Prayers for Encouragement When Discouraged. Psalms and Prayers for Evening & Night (Bedtime Prayers). Psalms and Prayers for Receiving Forgiveness. Psalms and Prayers for Healing and Divine Health. Psalms and Prayers to Help and Comfort During Loss, Grief, Funeral and Burial. Psalms and Prayers to Strengthen Your Relationship and Save Your Marriage. Psalms and Prayers for Protection. Psalms and Prayers for Academic Excellence and Exams. Psalms and Prayers for Guidance in Making Decisions in Career, Business, Relationship and Life in General. Because the books of Psalms are simple enough for anyone to relate with, this book of praying the Psalms is also simple enough for you to relate with. The prayers here are meant to be pocket, short, memorable prayers that you can quickly offer in related moments and experience the love and care of our Saviour. If you need to encounter God every day of your life this book will help you immeasurably.
Becoming the Psalms showcases some of her finest entries as well as new material exploring the relationship between praying the psalms privately and praying them liturgically, as well as the function of the responsorial psalm as ...
Author: Kathleen A. Harmon
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Cantors throughout the United States and elsewhere have long known Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN, as a reliable teacher and mentor in how they understand and practice their important ministry. In Becoming the Psalms, she explores the spirituality of the psalms, a spirituality that shaped God’s people in the past, forms the church today, and leads us into the future. Each chapter offers cantors who pray and sing the psalms a better understanding of the role of the psalms in shaping faith. Kathleen Harmon is known as the author of Music Notes, a popular column in the journal Liturgical Ministry. Becoming the Psalms showcases some of her finest entries as well as new material exploring the relationship between praying the psalms privately and praying them liturgically, as well as the function of the responsorial psalm as proclamation.
And then in the second half of the book, we will immerse ourselves in psalms that Jesus would have meditated on during his time on earth, focusing on the heart and mind of Jesus as he prayed the psalms.
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
At key moments in his life on earth, Jesus Christ, the very Son of God, turned to the Psalms for words to express his deepest thoughts and emotions. It is not hard to imagine Jesus, his mind and heart saturated with the words and thoughts of the Psalms as they were prayed aloud in the Temple, going off early in the morning to pray. How much must he have mouthed the words of the Psalms and given them a fulfillment? They became his answering speech to his heavenly Father. In these pages you will discover how the psalms that relate closely to the mission of Jesus can also become our answering speech. We will begin our journey into the mind of Christ by immersing ourselves in several psalms which Jesus himself refers to and fulfills. And then in the second half of the book, we will immerse ourselves in psalms that Jesus would have meditated on during his time on earth, focusing on the heart and mind of Jesus as he prayed the psalms. Structural analysis of each psalm will help us grow our ability to read the Psalms. The guided personal prayer liturgy with each chapter will help us go deeper in the experience of praying the Psalms. Through these psalms we will discover more of the human life of our Lord and Savior. And in the process we will discover more of who we are as we come before our holy God. Also included: a group discussion and prayer experience to accompany each chapter.
Praying the Psalms is a wonderful way to meet God every day in your private devotions. You cannot get closer to God than when you pray the Scriptures, since the book of Psalms reflects the heart of God.
Author: Elmer Towns
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
The Psalms are about passion, and you should feel passionately when you read them. The Psalmist poured out his soul to God concerning the things that deeply moved him. As you read the Psalms, you are taking a peak into his heart. As you do you will cry when he weeps, shout when he rejoices, burn when he gets angry and fall on your face when he worships God. Praying the Psalms is a wonderful way to meet God every day in your private devotions. You cannot get closer to God than when you pray the Scriptures, since the book of Psalms reflects the heart of God. Therefore, you will get close to His heart when you pray the Psalms. —DR. BILL BRIGHT Praying the Psalms carefully shapes the Psalms into personal prayers enabling you to identify with the Psalmist as he prayed. Dr. Towns delicately presents the Psalms as a living language that will move you from your feet to your knees.
The personal confessions in this book are adapted from the psalms.
Author: Jeff Doles
Publisher: Walking Barefoot Ministries
RENEW YOUR HEART TO THE RHYTHMS OF GOD! The psalms of the Bible are powerful expressions of the heart of faith in covenant with God, and of the heart of God in covenant with His people. Confessing the psalms is simply speaking in agreement with them, and is a great way to meditate on, personalize and instruct your soul with the truths and promises they bring. The personal confessions in this book are adapted from the psalms. They are defibrillations to shift your heart into the rhythms of faith, to recalibrate your thoughts and emotions with the promises of God and realign your will with the heart of God. But don't just read them. Find a place where you can say them out loud and maybe even shout them out with passion. Let them go up with a whoop and a holler to God, with the velocity of faith, and watch what happens in your heart and in your life. Samples O the Happiness! ~ from Psalm 1 O the happiness! I do not walk in the counsel of those who are ungodly; I do not seek out or follow their advice. I do not stand in the path with those who purpose to do what is wrong. I do not sit with those who mock what is good. But my delight is in the instruction of Yahweh, I think about it all the time. So I am like a tree planted by rivers of water, Established, well-rooted, well-fed, That bears its fruit abundantly in its season; And its leaf does not wither. Whatever I do prospers. The judgment of Yahweh is for me, not against me. I stand with the people who stand in awe of Him, And Yahweh watches over my path. O the happiness! My King ~ from Psalm 5 Yahweh is my King and my God. To Him I will pray. In the morning, He hears my voice. In the morning, I lay my requests before Him I wait and I watch And I look to Him in expectation. By His great mercy, I come before Him. I bow down and worship Him, As His holy temple, in whom He dwells.* He leads me in all that is right And He straightens out my path before me. My heart is light because I trust in Him. I shout wildly because He defends me. I jump for joy because I love His name. For Yahweh blesses those who are right with Him, He surrounds them with His favor. He surrounds me with His favor, All around me, as with a shield. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Confessing the Psalms Psalm 1 ~ The Happiness Psalms 3-4 ~ A Shield All Around Me Psalm 5 ~ My King Psalm 16 ~ The Portion of My Inheritance Psalm 18 ~ My Strength in Time of Struggle Psalm 19 ~ The Instruction of Yahweh Psalm 20 ~ My Help From Heaven Psalm 21 ~ Victorious Joy Psalm 23 ~ My Shepherd Psalm 25 ~ My Whole Life Psalm 26 ~ Yahweh Clears My Name Psalm 27 ~ The Goodness of Yahweh in My Life Psalm 28 ~ Yahweh’s Treasured Ones Psalm 32 ~ The Happiness of Being Forgiven Psalm 34 ~ A Brag About Yahweh Psalm 35 ~ Yahweh Contends for Me Psalm 36 ~ The Covenant Love of Yahweh Psalm 37 ~ Possess the Land in Patience Psalm 40 ~ Yahweh, My Rescue Psalm 41 ~ The Happiness of Being Helped Psalm 46 ~ Abundantly Available Help Psalm 52 ~ Like a Green Olive Tree Psalm 56 ~ Yahweh is For Me Psalm 57 ~ Yahweh in the Storm Psalm 61 ~ When My Heart is Overwhelmed Psalm 62 ~ God My Calm Psalm 63 ~ Yahweh is Life and Joy Psalm 66 ~ What Yahweh Has Done for Me Psalm 71 ~ Yahweh All My Days Psalm 73 ~ A Sudden Realization Psalm 77 ~ The Tenacity of Faith Psalm 81 ~ Fully Satisfied in Yahweh Psalm 84 ~ Yahweh’s Dwelling Place Psalm 85 ~ The Glory of Yahweh in Our Land Psalm 91 ~ My Sheltering Place Psalm 92 ~ The Hand of Yahweh in My Life Psalm 94 ~ Yahweh Sets Things Right Psalm 101 ~ Honoring Yahweh Psalm 103 ~ Yahweh’s Benefits Psalm 112 ~ A Life Well-Lived Psalm 115 ~ All My Glory is in Yahweh Psalm 116 ~ Why I Love Yahweh Psalm 118 ~ Giving Thanks to Yahweh Psalm 121 ~ I Turn to Yahweh Psalm 126 ~ Yahweh Frees the Captives Psalm 127 ~ A Legacy in Yahweh Psalm 128 ~ The Extravagant Blessing Psalm 130 ~ Forgiveness and Help Psalm 131 ~ Quieting Myself in Yahweh Psalm 133 ~ Where the Anointing Flows Psalm 136 ~ Yahweh’s Faithful Love for Me Psalm 138 ~ Before All the Kings of the Earth Psalm 139 ~ Yahweh Knows Me Psalm 140 ~ His Victory Over My Enemies Psalm 141 ~ Help in a Time of Evil Psalm 142 ~ When I Feel Abandoned Psalm 143 ~ When My Soul Feels Weak Psalm 144 ~ From Battle to Blessing Psalm 145 ~ My King and My God Psalm 146 ~ All My Life is All About Him End Notes
The Perfect Prayer Book - Authored by God Himself The Church gives us many prayers. But after the prayers of the Mass, none are more hallowed than the Psalms—where God Himself teaches us to pray in words inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Publisher: Confraternity of the Precious blood
The Perfect Prayer Book - Authored by God Himself The Church gives us many prayers. But after the prayers of the Mass, none are more hallowed than the Psalms—where God Himself teaches us to pray in words inspired by the Holy Spirit. Arranged by Father Joseph Frey, My Daily Psalm Book features a beautiful, solemn, but readable text, adorned with nearly 200 stirring illustrations by artist Ariel Agemian. In My Daily Psalm Book, these powerful prayers are presented in compact size, perfect for pocket or purse. Take out and read in spare moments or brief periods of reflection throughout the day. My Daily Psalm Book is a simple Divine Office for lay people to pray the Psalms assigned to each day of the week. Or follow your own schedule, returning to favorite Psalms or using the helpful guide to find those Psalms specially suited to personal occasions and needs, including: • Dealing with depression and discouragement • Managing excessive pride—as well as timidity • Preparation for Confession and Adoration • Times of need, sickness, and trouble In addition, My Daily Psalm Book includes a numerical index of Psalms (p. 365), a guide on how to pray the Psalms and a section to record your favorite Psalms and page numbers for easy-access at any time. The psalms are the vital presentation of God's inspirations and man's aspirations; they are the ideal manifestations of man's hunger and thirst after God and of God's loving response to man. Of great age, they are ever new and appropriate. My Daily Psalm Book opens up these treasures, making them accessible to laypeople so that they may join in the prayer of Church and turn to the Psalms in time of need. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of this Confraternity of the Precious Blood title go directly to The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, NY to support them in their vocation.
As you read and apply this book, you will learn to pray the Psalms in an enjoyable and effective manner discover how the wisdom of the Psalms relates to insights from pioneers in emotional intelligence, emotionally focused therapy, and ...
Author: Rick Stedman
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Praying the Psalms Will Draw You Closer to God ...and to the People in Your Life Your emotions are powerful. They can enrich your life and strengthen your relationships—especially with God. The writers of the Psalms knew this and were honest with God about whatever they were experiencing—love, anger, worship, loneliness, fear—and many other emotions. As they did this, they found joy in spite of struggles and turned their laments into praise. Above all, they drew closer to God. Praying the Psalms will help you to do the same by giving you words to reflect the deepest cries of your soul. You'll discover that God delights in hearing your most honest prayers and uses them as the starting point for transformation. Learning to emotionally connect with God in greater intimacy will also lead to relational breakthroughs with others. As you read and apply this book, you will learn to pray the Psalms in an enjoyable and effective manner discover how the wisdom of the Psalms relates to insights from pioneers in emotional intelligence, emotionally focused therapy, and emotionally healthy spirituality form a more intimate attachment to God than you've ever experienced before If you desire to grow closer to God and others, praying the Psalms is a great place to start. You might even grow to understand yourself better in the process.
Included in this edition are also a printing of all 150 Psalms from the King James Bible, a must have for any true devotee of God.
Author: Godfrey Selig
The Psalms of the King James Bible are the keys to communicating with God through prayer. Godfrey Selig's translation of a key fragment of the practical Kabala allows the reader to fully utilize the Psalms and prayers as they were meant to be used. Included in this edition are also a printing of all 150 Psalms from the King James Bible, a must have for any true devotee of God.
This study focuses on why and how the 21st century church in America must recover one of its lost tools for cultivating spiritual health and vibrancy: Praying the Psalms.
Author: Richard G. Cain
This study focuses on why and how the 21st century church in America must recover one of its lost tools for cultivating spiritual health and vibrancy: Praying the Psalms. Four specific challenges in contemporary church life are tackled: ministerial leadership, liturgical, devotional, and hermeneutical. This project highlights six hermeneutical presuppositions one must embrace if one is to read and pray the Psalms Christo-centrically. The journey in praying the Psalms is littered with hermeneutical landmines: Allegorical interpretation, moralistic interpretation, and Christo-monistic interpretation. These landmines are discussed so that the whole enterprise is not threatened and compromised. The biblical foundations for Christians praying the Psalms are two-fold: Jesus Christ himself regularly prayed the Psalms as well as the early church. Three recorded prayers of Jesus (Psalm 22, 31, and 40) are studied expositionally. Acts 4:23-31, the locus classicus of early church psalm prayer, receives thorough treatment. The historical tradition for praying the Psalms is manifold, but this study focuses on two prominent figures: St. Augustine and Martin Luther. This project examines their hermeneutical pilgrimages and their unique contributions to reading, interpreting, and praying the Psalms. Their rationale and recommendations for praying the Psalter are set forth. The contemporary landscape on praying the Psalms centers on hearing from three contemporary voices on the subject: Eugene Peterson, Walter Brueggemann, and Hughes Oliphant Old. This study discusses four cultural landmines that hinder our efforts in praying the Psalms as well as what these contemporary voices declare are the best practices for praying the Psalms. Lastly, a practical booklet attempts to offer believers a guide for how to pray the Psalms. The outline for this booklet centers on three simple questions: What is praying the Psalms? Why pray the Psalms? How do you pray the Psalms? Five methods for praying the Psalms devotionally are proposed.
Psalms are to be seen as prayers, it is as testimonies of faith and despair. By applying a multi-dimensional matrix of methods the authors of these essays open perspectives on new insights in these ancient hymns.
Author: Eric Peels
Psalms are to be seen as prayers, it is as testimonies of faith and despair. By applying a multi-dimensional matrix of methods the authors of these essays open perspectives on new insights in these ancient hymns.
Prayers on Fire includes 365 prayers inspired by the book of Psalms from the heart-felt Passion Translation.
Author: Brian Simmons
Publisher: Broadstreet Publishing
For almost three thousand years, people have prayed and sung the Psalms. Like those who have gone before us, when we are filled with joy, we will discover fuel in these ancient songs for even higher praises. And when we are going through the valley of deepest darkness, we will find in the Psalms light shining upon us, driving the shadows of doubt away. Prayers on Fire includes 365 prayers inspired by the book of Psalms from the heart-felt Passion Translation. Each day contains an excerpt from the Psalms and then a prayer from the heart, providing an expression of faith and worship for sincere worshipers. Open your heart as you open the pages of this book. Here you will find God as your shelter of strength. "As I'm hidden within your greatness, I discover your eternal purposes. In love and humility I bow before you, my awe-inspiring God. The way you watch over me, infuses me with confidence and courage. You are my source; I draw life from the waters of your love. Walking step by step with you brings me joy unlike I've ever known. Your Word illuminates my path, and wherever I go, I flourish. No matter the season, I'm blessed--established firmly in you." (Inspired by Psalm 1:2)