“For the music director, upon the Gittite lyre: a psalm of David. Adonai our Lord, how excellent is Your Name over all the earth! You set Your splendor above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babies and toddlers You established power, because of Your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You established— what is man, that You are mindful of him? And the son of man, that You care for him? Yet You made him a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and majesty! You gave him dominion over the works of Your hands. You put all things under their feet: all sheep and oxen, and also beasts of the field, birds in the air, and fish in the ocean— all passing through the paths of the seas. Adonai our Lord, how excellent is Your Name over all the earth!”
Psalms 8:1-10 TLV
We approach your throne with utmost awe, taking King David’s lead in honoring you. We take the time right now to consider you and all your splendor, the heavens and the earth and all that you’ve created as we recognize that we too are yet another of your creations. Yet, despite our mere mortality, you love us. Despite our sinful nature, you sent you Son to earth to save us.
You, oh Lord, are beyond amazing and we are ever so grateful for your abiding grace. For who are we that “you are even mindful of us?” Who are we that “you care for us?” Who are we that “you have made us just lower than the angels?” Who are we that “you have crowned us with glory and majesty?”
We ask right now that all believers would be as awed and amazed at you and your creation as we are right now. That all believers would stop focusing on the worries of this fallen world and would instead focus on you and you alone. For those who have grown accustomed to their environment to see it with fresh eyes. That they would hold precious the glory and honor of their place as your creation in this world.
We ask all of this under the authority given us through your Son, Jesus Christ