Psalms

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Psalm 47: Called by God, Called by Name

God, my loving parent, made me, cares for me, and calls me by name. It’s up to me to answer the call. 

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Psalm 27: Itinerary Flexible, Destination Clear

St. Bonaventure urges us to desire heaven, to long to be with God because that opens our hearts wider and helps us keep our final destination in focus.

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Psalm 42: Longing for You, O God

Whenever I hear the opening verse of Psalm 42, I feel an inner longing for God. The words express for me a contemplative yearning to be one with the God who created me and who is my true home.

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Psalm 139: Endless Love

When I was younger, I learned a popular slogan that perfectly sums up this psalm: “God doesn’t make junk.”

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Psalm 95: Begin Each Day in God’s Presence

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” (Psalm 95:1). I pray these words deep in the bush of Subukia, Kenya. The music of my spirit is accompanied …

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Psalm 22: ‘My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?’

Each year during Holy Week we Christians stand once again near the cross and hear Jesus’ cry anew. Unlike those described in the Gospel, though, we know exactly what he said and we recognize it as the opening verse of Psalm 22.

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