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The Seven Penitential Psalms (Psalms 6; 32; 38; 51; 102; 130 and 143)

The Seven Penitential Psalms (Psalms 6; 32; 38; 51; 102; 130 and 143)

The Seven Penitential Psalms are seven prayers of repentance that are found throughout the book of Psalms. They were traditionally considered to have been written by King David, who repented of the sin of adultery and was therefore viewed as a model penitent. In the medieval Church in particular, the Seven Penitential Psalms were often used … Continue reading The Seven Penitential Psalms (Psalms 6; 32; 38; 51; 102; 130 and 143)

The Psalms of David (Psalm 72:20)

The Psalms of David (Psalm 72:20)

The 150 psalms are a collection of religious songs that were originally used in the Temple worship of Israel. They include hymns, prayers, thanksgiving songs and royal anthems. Many of the Psalms are credited to King David, although there may well have been many other writers and editors. For example, a number are also said to … Continue reading The Psalms of David (Psalm 72:20)