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 036: To regain self-confidence
It sometimes happens that we do not know what to do in front of the wickedness and intrigue of some. We have tried everything to escape them. But we've come to a point where, running out of arguments, we let ourselves be dominated by these people. We give up. It is then the moment to ask for divine help… This Psalm is there to restore the lost trust of those who ask for it.
How to use this psalm?
To the Chief Musician. Of the servant of the Lord, of David.
The wicked word of the wicked is in the depths of my heart;
The fear of God is not before his eyes.
Because he flatters himself in his own eyes,
To consume his iniquity, to appease his hate.
The words of his mouth are false and deceptive; I
He gives up acting wisely, doing good.
He meditates injustice on his couch,
He's standing in a way that's no good
He does not repel evil.
Eternal! your goodness reaches to the heavens,
Your loyalty to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God,
Your judgments are like the great abyss.
Eternal! you support men and animals.
How precious is your goodness, O God!
In the shade of your wings the sons of man seek refuge.
They are satisfied with the abundance of your house,
And you drink them in the torrent of your delights.
For with you is the source of life;
By your light we see the light.
Extend your goodness to those who know you,
And your justice on those whose hearts are upright!
May the foot of pride not reach me,
And let the hand of the wicked not make me run away!
Already fall those who do iniquity;
They are upset, and they can not get up.