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 017: to increase spirituality
Psalm 17 is a call from the Psalmist to come into contact with God. This Psalm is therefore perfect for those who wish to increase their spirituality and feel the presence of their Archangel Protector by their side. It must be recited on an empty stomach in the morning, turning towards the rising sun. Then, while lighting a candle of the vibratory color of his Angel in front of his icône or his pentaclewe repeat the last verse.
How to use this psalm?
David's prayer. LORD! listen to righteousness, be attentive to my cries,
Listen to my prayer made with lips without deception!
May my justice appear before your face,
May your eyes contemplate my integrity!
If you probe my heart, if you visit it at night,
If you test me, you won't find anything:
My thought is nothing other than what comes out of my mouth.
At the sight of the actions of men, true to the word of your lips,
I am on guard against the way of the violent ones;
My steps are firm in your paths,
My feet do not stagger.
I call on you, for you hear me, O God!
Incline your ear to me, listen to my word!
Show your goodness, you who save those who seek refuge,
And who by your right deliver them from their adversaries!
Keep me as the apple of the eye;
Protect me, in the shade of your wings,
Against the wicked who persecute me,
Against my bitter enemies who surround me.
They close their bowels,
They have haughty words in their mouths.
They are on our feet, already they surround us,
They spy on us to defeat us.
It looks like a lion eager to tear,
A lion cub on the watch in his lair.
Rise up, O LORD, to meet him, topple him!
Deliver me from the wicked by your sword!
Deliver me men by your hand,
LORD, men of this world!
Their part is in life,
And you fill their belly with your goods;
Their children are satiated,
And they leave their superfluity to their grandchildren.
For me, in my innocence, I will see your face;
As soon as I wake up, I'll be satisfied with your image