December 17, 2015
Psalms as Advent resources of mercy for families
Hebrew psalms engage, plead and praise our God, often with communal voices full of intense emotion. Family Life Ministry suggests that families of faith use these psalms of mercy to talk to God:
Psalm 13:5, 6 — I trust in your mercy.
Psalm 23:6 — Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
Psalm 31:8 — I will rejoice and be glad in your mercy.
Psalm 103:8 — Merciful and gracious is the Lord.
Psalm 109:26 — Save me in your mercy.
Psalm 136:1 — His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 147:10, 11 — The Lord takes pleasure in those who hope in his mercy.
Sr. Joanne Bauer, CSC, Coordinator of Family Life Ministry