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Learning to Pray with the Psalms - Lament and Praise

  • 05/24/2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 73


  • Others who attend at the invitation of a parish nurse/faith community nurse (e.g. pastors and other church workers)
  • Members of ELPNA
  • Attendees who are not members of ELPNA


Learning to Pray with the Psalms:   Lament and Praise

By Rev. Dr. Kathryn Schifferdecker, Professor at Luther Seminary,
St. Paul, MN.

The Psalms have been the prayer book of the synagogue and church for thousands of years. There is much to learn about prayer from the Psalms. In this class, we will explore the two major types of prayer in the Psalter: lament and praise. In both lament and praise, the pray-er trusts that God cares and that God responds to the cries of his people. In situations of both grief and joy, the Psalms give us words to bring all of who we are into the presence of the God who hears.

Date: May 24, 2022

Time:   4-6 pm PT, 5-7 pm MT, 6-8 pm CT, 7-9 pm ET

Location:  via ZOOM

Registration Fee: $20 for ELPNA members/ $30 for non-members

Learning Objectives:   At the completion of this educational presentation, the participants will:

  •  Be able to describe the form of prayer known as lament
  •   Be able to discuss the theology behind lament and praise
  •   Be able to articulate ways in which the Psalms may be used in parish nursing practice for spiritual care and support
  •   Report an increase in using the Psalms as a prayer form in parish nursing practice

 ELPNA has applied for 2 contact hours for this nursing continuing professional development activity through the Arizona Nurses Association, an ANCC approved provider.

The link  below is a flyer that allows you to share this event with colleagues and other non-nurses in your congregation such as Stephen Ministers, lay visitors, and other members of the ministry team. 

Learning to Pray with the Psalms flyer.docx

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