Psalm 8:1-9 – When I look at your heavens

Psalm 8:1-9

1   O LORD, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.
2        Out of the mouths of babes and infants
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
to silence the enemy and the avenger.

3   When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
4   what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?

5   Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6   You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their feet,
7   all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8   the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9   O LORD, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Oh, Lord, your glory encompasses us.
  • See the glory of God encompass you.
  • See the glory of God encompass your home.
  • See the glory of God encompass your neighborhood.
  • See the glory of God encompass the world.
  • See the glory of God encompass the universe.
  • Oh, Lord, you ask us to care for your world.
  • How shall I glorify you in my caring work today?
  • What is your message from God?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, June 11, 2017, Trinity Sunday (Year A)

Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8:1-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Matthew 28:16-20

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings (c) 2017 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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About Lil Smith

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 26 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?
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One Response to Psalm 8:1-9 – When I look at your heavens

  1. Debby Bobbitt says:

    Lovely Just lovely! Thanks

    Debby Bobbitt

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