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The New Testament laid emphasis upon “speaking to yourselves in psalms” (Eph. 5:19) and “teaching and admonishing one another in psalms” (Col. 3:16). From ancient times in the Church a special significance has been attached to the common use of psalms. In many churches to this day the Psalter constitutes the beginning of every service of common worship The custom has been largely lost and we must find our way back to its prayers. The Psalter occupies a unique place in the holy Scriptures. It is God’s Word and, with a few exceptions, the prayer of men as well.

—Deitrich Bonhoeffer

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 by Pastor Jerry Owen