POWERS OF THE PSALMS BOOK BY ANNA RIVAl !!LINK!!
3-7 Every year this man went from his hometown up to Shiloh to worship and offer a sacrifice to God-of-the-Angel-Armies. Eli and his two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, served as the priests of God there. When Elkanah sacrificed, he passed helpings from the sacrificial meal around to his wife Peninnah and all her children, but he always gave an especially generous helping to Hannah because he loved her so much, and because God had not given her children. But her rival wife taunted her cruelly, rubbing it in and never letting her forget that God had not given her children. This went on year after year. Every time she went to the sanctuary of God she could expect to be taunted. Hannah was reduced to tears and had no appetite.
One religious response to this question is prayer. Much of Jewish prayer involves recitation of psalms. Indeed psalms constitute the bulk of the siddur, the Jewish prayer book. The Hebrew word for psalms is tehilla; translated literally, tehilla means \"praise\"--it shares the same Hebrew root as \"Hallelujah.\" In our songs of praise, it is God to whom we direct our minds, God who is the source of all. Over and over we turn our attention away from the follies of humankind to the majesty and mystery of God. The psalms pull us out of a human-centered reality and plant us in a God-centered one. \"Praising God is our true calling,\" said Robert... 1e1e36bf2d