Divine Music The Psalms About this Life Night The Book of Psalms consists of 150 song-prayers traditionally ascribed to the authorship of King David. Pope Benedict XVI tells us, “These inspired songs teach us how to speak to God, expressing ourselves and the whole range of our human experience with words that God himself has given us.” This night begins with a fun game to get the teens thinking about all the different songs they know and the emotions they express. The teaching gives the history of the Psalms, explains how Jesus prayed them, and expresses the value of praying them in the Church today. During the Break each small group will have the opportunity to dig deeper into the meaning of specific Psalms. The night will close with a large group prayer experience sharing different Psalms. Goal of This Night The goal of this session is to inspire teens to experience the beauty and power of praying the Psalms, help them understand why the Psalms were written, and provide an experience of Liturgy of the Hours. Catechism # 1174 - 1178 # 1196 # 2585 - 2589 YouCat # 188 # 473 # 491 # 501 Scripture Psalms 139:0 Psalms 51:0 Psalms 22:0 Key Concepts The Psalms are the ancient prayers sung by the Jewish people during worship. The Psalms make up a big part of the Church’s daily prayer today. The Psalms help us to express our inmost hearts to God, offering Him our hopes, our thanks, our praises, and even our complaints. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.