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The Psalms: I Will Be There God And They Shall Be My People
The Psalms I Will Be There God And They Shall Be My People Author:James A. Fischer, CM The Psalms are still the best collection of prayers available. In this confused generation, with problems multiplying and no solution in sight, people are resorting more to prayer. Houses of prayer are mushrooming all over the world. — The Church borrowed from the spiritual richness of the Psalms for its Liturgy: the official Prayer of the Faithf... more »ul, entrance songs, reponsories, offertory hymns, thanksgiving songs, etc. The Psalms cover the whole range of prayer: adoration, thanksgiving, propitiation, supplication. They fit all moods: joy, sorrow, confidence, despondency, fear, hope, love, compassion, despair, anxiety, forgiveness, understanding, etc.
Father Fischer's book is a tremendous help in bridging the difference between Western mentality and the religious mentality of ancient Palestine - in making the Psalms understandable and enjoyable.
This is not a scholarly treatise: it is a book for the people who pray. Yet it draws from the tremendous advances by the modern Biblical scholars in the understanding of salvation history and the literary forms which created difficulties in relating to the Psalms and intrepreting them.
A book for all who pray the Psalms: in Eucharistic celebration, in the Prayer of the Faithful (Breviary), in Bible and Penitential services, or just using the Psalms for their own sake,
Notations are made throughout showing where they are used in the new Breviary.« less