Walking with psalm verses brings change, understanding, reminder

Walking with psalm verses brings change, understanding, reminder

Sister Mary Ellen Plumb shares her thoughts on the transformative power of the Psalms in her new column in the Erie Times-News: The psalms of Scripture have a long history in both the Jewish and Christian traditions. For my Benedictine community and me, they are fundamental to our daily Liturgy of Hours, our communal prayer.

When I was young, I asked a spiritual mentor whether she ever got bored praying the same psalms over and over again. Instead of a direct answer, she suggested a simple spiritual practice: Every morning, at Morning Praise, select one verse of one psalm, “tuck it into my heart” and carry it around with me all day. Then at Evening Praise, do the same and take that selected verse to sleep with me.

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