In a special way the Psalms bring to the fore the grandeur of his merciful action.
- Pope Francis
The Psalms have a strong attraction - to believers and nonbelievers alike - because they reflect our deepest experiences as human beings. They are full of the highs and lows of everyday life, the triumphs and losses, our strengths and weaknesses, the beautiful and the painful. They also point to our human search for a merciful and loving God. Praying with these ten Psalms of Mercy will help us come more deeply into God's presence, and reveal God's mercy and tenderness for each one of us.
The Psalms of Mercy is one of a series of eight books, the official catechetical resource for the jubilee of Mercy created by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the request of Pope Francis.
As Pope Francis says, we are, as a Church, called to "echo the word of God that resounds strong and clear as a message and a sign of pardon, strength, aid, and love." These books are a guiding light for individuals and parishes to answer that call.
Jubilee Year of Mercy: December 2015 November 2016.
Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization