Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,
your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.
Here are verses of praise and wonder at our God. The majesty and power of God are lifted verse after verse. Each one is meant to carry us upward in worship of God, like a kite that catches fresh wind and soars ever higher. Can I make a pun? …Worsh-up!
The sacred writer is completing the purpose of the creation of all of us—to praise, reverence and serve our God. Join with creation and with all those praying this psalm with you today. In your heart, be part of a whole community without walls that is praising God today. I suggest that you keep your Bible near you so that you can take a verse or two of this psalm and pray it many different times of the day. Then your whole day will be filled with those fresh bursts of wind that will keep you life, like a kite, soaring very high!
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
The heavens praise Your wonders. v. 5
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the eighth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide,
autumn in the north. Year B
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…