Goal of this Life Night
The goal of this session is to inspire teens to experience the beauty and power of praying the Psalms, help them understand why the Psalms were written, and provide an experience of Liturgy of the Hours.
About this Life Night
The Book of Psalms consists of 150 song-prayers traditionally ascribed to the authorship of King David. Pope Benedict XVI tells us, “These inspired songs teach us how to speak to God, expressing ourselves and the whole range of our human experience with words that God himself has given us.” This night begins with a fun game to get the teens thinking about all the different songs they know and the emotions they express. The teaching gives the history of the Psalms, explains how Jesus prayed them, and expresses the value of praying them in the Church today. During the Break each small group will have the opportunity to dig deeper into the meaning of specific Psalms. The night will close with a large group prayer experience sharing different Psalms.