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Read Psalm 104:24-34


Monday

Read Psalm 104:24-34

Lord, you have made so many things!
    How wisely you made them all!
    The earth is filled with your creatures.
25 There is the ocean, large and wide,
    where countless creatures live,
    large and small alike.
26 The ships sail on it, and in it plays Leviathan,
    that sea monster which you made.[a]

27 All of them depend on you
    to give them food when they need it.
28 You give it to them, and they eat it;
    you provide food, and they are satisfied.
29 When you turn away, they are afraid;
    when you take away your breath, they die
    and go back to the dust from which they came.
30 But when you give them breath,[b] they are created;
    you give new life to the earth.

31 May the glory of the Lord last forever!
    May the Lord be happy with what he has made!
32 He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
    he touches the mountains, and they pour out smoke.

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;
    as long as I live I will sing praises to my God.
34 May he be pleased with my song,
    for my gladness comes from him.

Footnotes:
Psalm 104:26 in it plays … made; or Leviathan is there, that sea monster you made to amuse you.
Psalm 104:30 give them breath; or send out your spirit.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

The Spirit gives life to every living thing.  As the Psalmist contemplates the beauty of all the Earth and all of God's creation he responds in prayer:

Pray

I will sing to the Lord all my life; as long as I live I will sing praises to my God.  May he be pleased with my song, for my gladness comes from him. - Psalm 104:33-34

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