Praying the Psalms… in the key of Jesus.
We will seek to better understand this book of the Bible – as individual poems written by (and/or for) David and many others; as a collection shaped by the life of ancient Israel; as the songbook used in the temple and synagogue (including in the time of Jesus); as a prayer book for many segments of the church over the past 2,000 years.
While understanding the Psalms is important, the Psalms are meant to be experienced. So, we will spend time praying the Psalms together, with the hope of being more deeply grounded in God by being more deeply grounded in the Psalms.
In all of this, we will stay attuned to Jesus. After all, he would have been shaped by praying these same Psalms. Even more, Jesus claims that the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms all testify about him. May we learn from him as we pray with him.