Psalm 104: 24-35

How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number–living things both large and small. There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works–he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord. But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more.

Praise the Lord, O my soul.

Praise the Lord.

A Thought

God is the maker of all the earth and every living creature. They all belong to him; without him no living thing would exist; we would all die and return to dust. The glory of God is everywhere in all creation both large and small. Everything that has breath should rejoice, sing and praise the Lord always. We should all meditate on the goodness, mercy of our Lord. God has sent his Spirit to recreate life eternal through his Son, Jesus Christ. Although we now live in a world filled with sin, one glorious day all sin will be vanished from the earth and the wicked will be no more. Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Our Prayer

Father we rejoice in you and your creation of beauty everywhere we look. Thank you for creating mankind in your likeness and image. Thank you our every provision for life and for giving your Son to pay the price of our sin that we can be recreated in fellowship with you. May the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart be pleasing to you. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.