Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Tap here for a video meditation
on Psalm 104.

Ignatius of Loyola, Sixteenth Century founder of the Jesuits, closes a thirty-day retreat, The Spiritual Exercises, with what he calls “The Contemplation to Attain Divine Love.” In it, he describes God as being at work in creation. In the same way, a profound sense of the presence of God in all creation fills the psalmist. As he contemplates his world, every aspect is seen against the background of God’s presence.

God is not just “out there,” in a static, detached way. Rather is the Lord dynamically present creating saving events in your life. Trace the phrases of the psalm that express how God is at work. Allow your soul to vibrate with the same faith-awareness of the psalmist.

Verse 30 is found in ancient texts of the liturgy for Pentecost.

Psalm 104

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Example: Spirit breathes; all created. v. 30

We follow a reading of the Psalms in numerical order.

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