CHAPTER 19 - The Discipline of the Psalter

We believe that the divine presence is everywhere … RB 19:1

The Liturgy of the Hours, the Divine Office should be characterized by a spirit of reverential awe. Benedict reminds us that God is present everywhere. All of creation shows us the divine presence. We are part of creation and the divine presence. The expression of our faith in this presence, according to Benedict, reaches its highest intensity when we pray the Psalms together.

May we be mindful that when we gather to pray we are already in God’s abiding presence and may we be that presence for one another and for the world.