Read Psalm 104:1-9,24 and 35c
104 Praise the Lord, my soul!
O Lord, my God, how great you are!
You are clothed with majesty and glory;
2you cover yourself with light.
You have spread out the heavens like a tent
3and built your home on the waters above.h
You use the clouds as your chariot
and ride on the wings of the wind.
4You use the winds as your messengers
and flashes of lightning as your servants.
5You have set the earth firmly on its foundations,
and it will never be moved.
6You placed the ocean over it like a robe,
and the water covered the mountains.
7When you rebuked the waters, they fled;
they rushed away when they heard your shout of command.
8They flowed over the mountains and into the valleys,
to the place you had made for them.
9You set a boundary they can never pass,
to keep them from covering the earth again.
24Lord, you have made so many things!
How wisely you made them all!
The earth is filled with your creatures.
35c Praise the Lord, my soul!
Praise the Lord!
This Psalm marvels at God's authority over creation - his power to call all things into being and control what to us is uncontrollable chaos.
Read through verses 1-4 slowly as you pray. Give God thanks and praise for the beauty of his creation.