The Book of Psalms is a collection of 150 different songs, which function as prayers. The book of Psalms can be found in the Hebrew Bible or in the Christian Old Testament. The authorship of these songs are unknown, but many are attributed to King David, although it is unlikely that he wrote all that are attributed to him.Psalms are intended to be sung or read responsively, and continue to be used in worship services today. There are a variety of psalms, including songs of praise, songs of lament, and songs of intercession.
- What Are your favorite Psalms? Why?
- How do contemporary songs function as prayers in our world today?