The many faces of St. Francis from the Basilica

St. Francis knew and loved the psalms. In his Office of the Passion, for example, he drew heavily upon the psalms in honor and praise of the Lord's Passion.

Among all of the books of the Bible, the Book of Psalms, found in the Old Testament, stands out. By any standard, the psalms are poetic compositions of the highest quality. Comprised of magnificent prayers and hymns for virtually any occasion, they are valid for all ages and provide great comfort in times of special need.



It is our hope and prayer that in your time of special need you will be comforted by the following:

 
  • When tired or upset                               Psalm 4
  • Read Psalm 4 in the Authorized Version

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  • When discouraged:                                 Psalm 23,42
  • Read Psalms 23 and 42 in the Authorized Version

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  • When alone or disillusioned by a friend:          Psalm 40
  • Read Psalm 40 in the Authorized Version

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  • When filled with great happiness                  Psalm 97,99,100
  • Read Psalms 97,99,and 100 in the Authorized Version

    Read Psalms 97,99,and 100 in a modern English Version


  • When grateful for the gifts of God:               Psalm 135
  • Read Psalm 135 in the Authorized Version

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  • When in need of refuge:                           Psalm 46,91
  • Read Psalms 46 and 91 in the Authorized Version

    Read Psalms 46 and 91 in a modern English Version


  • When life needs a spiritual boost:                Psalm 27
  • Read Psalm 27 in the Authorized Version

    Read Psalm 27 in a modern English Version


  • When worried:                                     Psalm 34
  • Read Psalm 34 in the Authorized Version

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  • When anguished in life:                           Psalm 31,34
  • Read Psalms 31 and 34 in the Authorized Version

    Read Psalms 31 and 34 in a modern English Version


  • When in need of confidence and courage:           Psalms 27,31,56,62
  • Read Psalms 27,31,56,62 in the Authorized Version

    Read Psalms 27,31,56,62 in a modern English Version


  • When in need of health                            Psalms 6,27,39, 41
  • Read Psalms 6, 27,39, 41 in the Authorized Version

    Read Psalms 6, 27,39, 41 in a modern English Version


  • When in need of help:                             Psalms 121,130, 146
  • Read Psalm 121, 130, and 146 in the Authorized Version

    Read Psalm 121, 130, and 146 in a modern English Version

    We pray these offerings of the Psalms are of spiritual aid and comfort to you.


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