The Book of Psalms resonates with Israel’s rich experience of the mercy of God. Echoes of that mercy as expressed in these songs of Israel persist in our liturgical celebrations and in the hearts of those who now make them their own. As we pray the psalms in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, then, we find ourselves deeply connected with those who first prayed them and those who have prayed them across two and a half millennia or more.

“Praying the Psalms of Mercy: Continuity and Discontinuity,” by Sister Veronica Lawson.

From Pastoral Music, a publication of the National Association for Pastoral Musicians