Psalms

Encountering the Word — Psalm 12:7-8

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“Do thou, O Lord, protect us, guard us ever from this generation. On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.” (Psalm 12[11]:7-8) Encountering the Word is your source for daily inspiration, encouragement, and guidance from God’s Holy Word in the Bible. Please share on Facebook and other social media. Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Psalm 51:1

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“Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness. In your compassion blot out my offense.” (Psalm 51:1) Encountering the Word is your source for daily inspiration, encouragement, and guidance from God’s Holy Word in the Bible. Please share on Facebook and other social media. Print this entry

The Language of a Heart in Prayer

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“Allow the Psalms to transform your fears into trust, your cries of distress into praise, and your uncertainty into confidence in the Lord. ” The Psalms have been comforting prayers during this strange Lent. Earlier in the week in the daily liturgy, we prayed Psalm 23 and proclaimed our faith in the Good Shepherd, confident he was leading us through […]

Would I forgive King David?

"King David in Prayer" (detail) Pieter de Grebber [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Would I be as merciful as God was towards David?“ Even if you can’t get to daily Mass, I highly recommend using the readings of the day in your daily prayers. It is a way to unite your prayers with Catholics throughout the world, to live liturgically, and to become familiar with the great stories and wisdom of Sacred Scripture. […]

The Most Powerful Prayer Book

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Have you ever wished that someone might just tell you what the most effective prayer book is out there? Let’s acknowledge that there are literally thousands and thousands of published books on prayer, not to mention all the material one can find on the internet about prayer. But if we do not have time to read all those books, or […]

Advent Reflection — Wonderfully Made

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“You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know.” (Psalm 139:13-14) We are not accidents of nature. Every single one of us is made intentionally by God because He loves us. No exceptions! Imago Dei—in His image He made us. […]