December 8

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Read these words adapted from Psalm 8

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

    the moon and the stars that you have established;

what are human beings that you are mindful of them,

    mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God,

    and crowned them with glory and honor.

You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;

    you have put all things under their feet,

all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,

the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,

    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Let the place of humans in God’s creation be your prayer focus today. Pray for those who need to see more clearly how deeply they are cared for by God. Pray for those who need to learn to exercise dominion as generous stewardship of the earth. Pray for those who are too tired or sick or busy to notice the works of God’s hands all around them.