This study has 7 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 6 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Catherine Upchurch and a commentary, "Psalms for All Seasons," by John F. Craghan. Note that the Psalms I study and the Psalm II study use the same commentary. Those planning to do both studies should order Study Sets for one of the studies, and order only the study guide for the subsequent study. It is recommended that Psalms I be studied prior to Psalms II.
The Book of the Psalms is a unique collection of the song-prayers of Israel. To study Psalms is to study prayer, ultimately to enter into prayer. The study will challenge participants to reflect on their own prayer and life experiences. Psalms I focuses on a selection of twenty-eight psalms divided into three categories: Psalms of Descriptive Praise, Psalms of Trust or Confidence, and Wisdom Psalms.