Listen again to the prayer psalm, psalm 8, for Sunday 3 March 2013 on Songs of Hope on Southern FM 88.3 (1 min 30 sec).
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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!