Tehillim Tools: Psalm 105:3: The Joy of the Search
“Glory in His Holy Name, may the heart of those who seek God be glad (Psalms 105:3).” [This verse is also found in Pesukei d’Zimrah; “Hodu.”] Those who seek God will find themselves in a constant state of joy; not only when they find what they seek, but in the search itself, for they know they have One, Whom to seek. (Siach Sarfei Kodesh, Volume 5, p.48)
We can use this verse to pray to:
1. find joy in our seeking,
2. to remind ourselves Whom we seek,
3. and to rejoice in the fact that we have Whom to seek.
Each of these steps is important for Pesukei d’Zimrah, each helps us focus on what we hope to gain from this section of the prayers.