Pope Offers Tool for Prayer: the Psalms

Recommends Liturgy of the Hours

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VATICAN CITY, NOV. 16, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI concluded today his series of catecheses on the Psalms, recommending them for personal prayer, and suggesting the Liturgy of the Hours as a useful method.

The Pope ended today’s general audience with a reference to the Psalms as «precious prayers that we find in the Bible, that reflect life’s various situations and the various states of soul that we can have in relation to God.»

«Therefore,» he said, «I would like to renew to all the invitation to pray the psalms, perhaps forming the habit of using the Church’s Liturgy of the Hours — Lauds in the morning, Vespers in the evening, Compline before going to sleep.»

«Our relationship with God,» the Pontiff added, «cannot but be enriched in our daily journey to him and be realized with great joy and trust.»

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