O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Invitatory Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into the Lord’s presence with singing.
We know that you are God.
It is you that made us, and we are yours.
we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.
We enter your gates with thanksgiving,
and your courts with praise.
We give thanks to you, bless your name.
For you, O Lord, are good;
your steadfast love endures forever,
and your faithfulness to all generations.
Psalms 120, 121, 122, 123, 124
Daily Lectionary Reading, Genesis 1:27-31
So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blesses them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living things that moves upon the earth (Genesis 1:27-28).
What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for the" Yet you have made the a little lower than God (Psalm 8:4-5).
Prayer for Today:
We bow before the mystery of your creative power. May we never fail to see the beauty of your creation, because we pass through life hurriedly. Keep us mindful that you have given us the responsibility to care for every living creature on earth, in the sea, and in the sky. Instill in us the desire and the ability to care for this earth that you have provided for us. Amen.
(adapted from Prayers of the People, Richard Einerson).
Midday Psalm 119:153-160