Friday, 20 December 2013

Why we pray the psalms

"Why has the Church always considered the Psalms her most perfect book of prayer?... The words and thoughts of the Psalms spring not only from the unsearchable depths of God, but also from the inmost heart of the Church, and there are no songs which better express her soul, her desires, her longing, her sorrows and her joys."
Thomas Merton, Praying the Psalms