LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe of the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?" Heavenly Father, for the works of your hands, you are worthy of my highest praise and adoration. Living in the Bay Area, I am surrounded by towering trees, massive mountains, and beautiful bodies of water that echo of your creativity and power. And to think that the same God who has the ability to create those things also has the desire to love and know me is unfathomable. Thank you for being mindful of me even though there are so many other things worthy of being on your mind!
"You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor." I admit and confess that there are days when I do not treat my fellow human beings as if they were created a little lower than the angels. I do not see them as you see them. I do not appreciate them as the beings crowned with glory and honor that they are. Forgive me for the times when I have not valued people of all races, all socioeconomic statuses, all religions, and all walks of life equally. Because we are all equally made in your image, I should treat each and every person I interact with as such.
"LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" I look forward to the day when theMOVEMENT becomes a community of people so aware of your glory and majesty that praise, adoration, and thanksgiving for you is continually on our lips. I pray there will come a day when both our works for you and our worship of you are recognized not only as things we prioritize but also as things we do extremely well. Help me and help our community be so amazed by and in tune with who you are and what you've done that heavenly worship becomes a necessary and natural response. I pray all of these things in Jesus name, Amen.