The psalmist worships with breadth and depth. He begins by praising God as the source for the great expanse of the universe. Next, he goes down into the nation’s past, recalling the pervading power of God’s saving presence. Each verse envelops the psalmist in praise.
Do the same. The psalm wants to widen and deepen your perception by faith of God’s presence to your world, both outer and inner. Move beyond self-absorption, tunnel vision, and narrow mindedness, into the wide courts of the Lord, which stretch before you in the very hours that are ahead. The sky, the horizon, and the expanse of the physical day or night, remind you of the limitless, all pervading presence of God to your world, deep and wide. Drop to your knees in adoration and praise.
Praising the name of the Lord v. 1
Our Lord is above all gods. v. 5
Signs and wonders in our midst v. 9
Your name endures forever. v. 13
This is the eleventh of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms, one each week over the three-year cycle.
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