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Read Psalm 104:24-34


Read Psalm 104:24-34

24 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.

35b Praise the Lord, my soul!
Praise the Lord!

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


In Pentecost week we think of the work of the Holy Spirit; the breath of God - in this Psalm the Holy Spirit is described as the source of life for all creatures.


Each breath I breathe in reminds me that your Spirit gives life.  Every creature that sings, every flower that grows - all the beauty around me is testament to your life in our lives.

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