The Book of Psalms is one of the most beloved books of the Bible and for good reason! The Psalms offer comfort in times of despair, strength in trials, and celebration in times of triumph. Jesus himself quoted the Psalms when he spoke his last words on the cross, saying, “Father, into Your hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46; Psalm 31:5). The Psalms make up the longest book of the Bible and are comprised of songs, prayers, and poetry in devotion to God. King David is attributed with writing 75 of the 150 Psalms. The remaining Psalms are attributed to various other authors including King Solomon and Moses, with about 50 of the Psalms not being attributed to any particular author. For a powerful way to meditate on the themes of the 30 most popular Psalms, take a few minutes each day for the next month to read through the following short prayers based on the Book of Psalms. God bless!
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