God lets us rule everything (Psalm 8)

Listen again to the prayer psalm, psalm 8. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on Southern FM 88.3 (1 min 30 sec).

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Psalm 8

1 Our Lord and Ruler, your name is wonderful everywhere on earth! You let your glory be seen in the heavens above.

2 With praises from children and from tiny infants, you have built a fortress. It makes your enemies silent, and all who turn against you are left speechless.

3 I often think of the heavens your hands have made, and of the moon and stars you put in place.

4 Then I ask, “Why do you care about us humans? Why are you concerned for us weaklings?”

5 You made us a little lower than you yourself, and you have crowned us with glory and honor.

6 You let us rule everything your hands have made. And you put all of it under our power—

7 the sheep and the cattle, and every wild animal,

8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and all ocean creatures.

9 Our Lord and Ruler, your name is wonderful everywhere on earth!

St Patricks morning prayer

Ask for the power of God to guide you. This is St Patricks morning prayer (St Patrick of Ireland fame). It was written and first prayed about 400AD. Broadcast on “Songs of Hope”.

St Patrick’s Morning Prayer
I rise today with the power of God to guide me,
the might of God to uphold me,
the wisdom of God to teach me,
the eye of God to watch over me,
the ear of God to hear me,
the word of God to give me speech,
the hand of God to protect me,
the path of God to lie before me,
the shield of God to shelter me,
the host of God to defend me
against the snares of the devil and the temptations of the world,
against every man who meditates injury against me,
whether far or near.