Through the laws of Kabbalah, each of the 150 psalms were given what the ancients called a "Wonder of God." So, to obtain a grace from the Lord, it was not enough to sing the psalm indicated, it was also necessary to perform a "plus" that allowed to be in adequacy with the Lord ...
The oldest Psalms have 3 000 years! King David, singing and dancing for God, is considered their father. Prayer of the believing Jew, as was the case of Jesus himself, the Psalms express all the human feelings of man before God, they are a prayer of praise and supplication. And since then, there is not a single moment when, somewhere in the world, a Psalm is raised to God. And thus, for centuries and centuries, these incessant praises and miraculous supplications have been realized.
"O LORD, I call on you, come hurry to me! Give ear to my voice, when I call on you. May my prayer be before your face like incense "(Ps 141: 1-2). Since those early times, men have sought to enter into communication with God. The Psalms are therefore part of these means.
In time, codifications and methods of recitation were instituted. For example at present, the Universal Catholic Church uses in the liturgy 147 psalms on the 150 of the biblical book. Thus, at each office, the psalms are the body of the prayer of the Church, the raw material of the Liturgy of the Hours.
But leave that aside to look at how early Christians used these psalms with wonderful powers. This way, much less conventional than the Liturgy of the Hours, is strongly inspired by the Jewish tradition which itself is much more inclined to rites and rituals. Through the laws of Kabbalah, each of the 150 psalms were given what the elders called a "Wonder of God." Thus, to obtain a grace from the Lord, it was not enough to sing the psalm indicated, it was also necessary to perform a "plus" that allowed to be in adequacy with the Lord.
Psalm 033: To fight against the malaise
Sometimes our morale is at its lowest! There can be so many reasons for this! This evil of living takes hold of us and annihilates us. This feeling of discouragement is so intense that we no longer have a taste for anything. Even neglecting our physical cleanliness, we can see that we are falling into a state close to decay… Psalm 33 will give us a real boost!
How to use this psalm?
Righteous, rejoice in the Lord!
Praise befits the upright.
Praise the Lord with the harp,
Celebrate it on the ten-string lute.
Sing to him a new song!
Sound your instruments and your voices!
For the word of the Lord is right,
And all his works are done faithfully;
He loves justice and righteousness;
The goodness of the Lord fills the earth.
The heavens were made by the word of the Lord,
And all their army by the breath of his mouth.
He piles up in a heap the waters of the sea,
He puts in tanks the abysses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord!
May all the inhabitants of the world tremble before him!
For he says, and the thing happens;
He orders, and she exists.
The Lord overturns the plans of the nations,
He annihilates the projects of the people;
The purposes of the Lord endure forever,
And the projects of his heart, from generation to generation.
Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord!
Happy are the people whom he chooses for his heritage!
The Lord looks down from the heavens,
He sees all the sons of man;
From the place of his home he observes
All the inhabitants of the earth,
He who trains their hearts to all,
Who is attentive to all their actions.
It is not a great army that saves the king,
It is not a great force that delivers the hero;
The horse is helpless to ensure salvation,
And all its vigor does not give deliverance.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
On those who hope in his kindness,
In order to snatch their soul from death
And to make them live in the middle of famine.
Our soul hopes in the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
Because our heart puts in him his joy,
Because we trust in his holy name.
Eternal! may your grace be upon us
As we hope in you!