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  1. PSALMS ROYAL PSALMS YEAR THREE SESSION 7 King David SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  2. WELCOME • GATHER • REVIEW • OPENING PRAYER SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  3. ROYAL PSALMS “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant; forever will I confirm your posterity, and establish your throne for all generations” Psalm 89:4-5 SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  4. GOALS Text: To appreciate the importance of kings and royal imagery in the religious imagination of ancient Israel; Spirituality: To pray with images of God as king; Action: To grapple with the place of leadership—initiating and responding to it—in one’s life. SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  5. Leadership FocusPsalms for leaders as rulers • Leaders are called to pray • We are called to be a priesthood of believers • A royal priesthood • A people of: • Priests • Prophets • Kings SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  6. Small Group Work SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  7. BREAK SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  8. Review • Psalms of orientation • Praise • Psalms of disorientation • Lamentation • Psalms of new orientation • Thanksgiving • Songs of gratitude • Spoken to God • Usually communal worship *Gratitude is interwoven among other psalm genres SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  9. Royal Psalms as Literary Genre • Numbers: small • 2, 18, 21, 45, 72, 101, 110, 144:1-11 (NJBC) • Boadt adds 20, 29, 47, 78, 89, 93, 95-99 (maximum #20) • Definition of Royal Psalms • “Patriotic” songs • God as Ruler or • Earthly Ruler as God’s representative. SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  10. Royal Psalms Setting • Life of the king • Coronations (2) • Anniversary/wedding (45) • Petitions for warrior-king (20, 72) • History, monarchy in Israel • Later, liturgical services • Feast of God as Ruler (95-99) • Messianic expectations in worship • Post exilic congregations • Hope for heavenly deliverer • Messianic king SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  11. Specific Psalms • Psalm 96 • Hymn • Celebrates God reigns over all nations • Establishing a new order characterized by: • Justice • Equity SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  12. Specific Psalms • Psalm 89 • Royal • Centering on the Davidic dynasty • Links traditions of: • Creation of the universe/Formation of Israel to • Promises given to David for an everlasting dynasty SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  13. Specific Psalms • Psalm 2 and 110 • Both royal psalms • From coronation ritual • When a prophet anoints the crown prince • Declares him king • Names his royal powers Could be used in an anniversary celebration. SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  14. Focusing the Spirituality • God Concept is: • Ruler • King of all Nations, the cosmos • Ideal Israelite king • Given authority divinely must: • Demonstrate God’s just governance • Reflect God’s will and God’s ways to all the people SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  15. Appropriating the Spirituality • God still “reigns” • Support leaders • Who will work for the rights and well-being of all, especially those in most need • Look for and raise up ecclesial leadership that will do the same • Motto: “In God We Trust” • Arises from both the ancient Hebrew and modern American traditions dual task: pray for and improve the globe SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  16. ACTION Learn the place of leadership in our lives—initiate and respond to it daily. NEXT WEEK PSALMS 1, 37, 49, 112 WISDOM 7:22-8:1 PROVERBS 8:22-31 SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  17. Preparation for Integration • Volunteers: In ones and some two’s • Praise/Creation • Praise/Torah • Lament/Grief • Lament/Complaint • Thanksgiving • Royalty • Wisdom SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  18. Closing Prayer SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE

  19. Evaluation with Facilitators • How did prayer work for the group? • What is the progress surrounding the two specific prayer related questions (1 and 7)? • How is sharing happening? • How is everyone growing in prayer? • Continue to pray for each other that God will guide all in facilitating the groups. SCRIPTURE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEATTLE UNIVERSITY & CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ANCHORAGE