The Book of Psalms is a book of prayers. The psalms express the author’s praise, thanksgiving, distress, or even anger.
A some background material or a Catholic commentary on the Book of Psalms is a good starting point.
The Psalms are songs which are meant to be prayed. This article explains more about this beautiful book.
And these two books approach the Psalms from a Catholic perspective:
If you are looking for resources related to the reading for a specific liturgical date, you can find that on the resources by liturgical date page.
Below are some resources, reflections, and social media graphics for the Book of Psalms.
Resources and Reflections for the Book of Psalms
Psalm 15 is a prayer for doing the right thing, a prayer which calls us to be “doers of the Word.” Psalm 15 spells out that God expects His people…
These note cards carry an inspirational message from Psalm 23. The graphic design is bold and modern. Use these to send an uplifting message to a friend or for your…
This is a prayer based on Psalm 30. Sometimes we are overcome by fear. We think we can handle it ourselves. But eventually we find that we need God’s grace.…
Psalm 34 is a prayer of thanksgiving which David prayed when God delivered him from his enemies. This prayer based on Psalm 34 expresses this same sentiment. God delivers those…
This prayer service makes a nice accompaniment to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It could also be used for a youth ministry meeting about forgiveness or baptism.
A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me. Cast me not out from your presence, and your Holy Spirit take not from me.…
Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. – Psalm 85:8
This is a prayer based on Psalm 85. God desires peace and justice for all of His beloved children. When we know God’s mercy and hear his voice, we are…
This is a prayer of faithfulness based on Psalm 132. Psalm 132 was sung as the ark of the covenant was processed into the temple. The ark was carefully constructed…
The hand of the Lord feeds us; He answers all our needs. The eyes of all look hopefully to you, and you give them their food in due season; you…
We know God sustains us and cares for us. This is a prayer based on Psalm 145, which expressed praise to God for the way he watches over us.