1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
2 Sing the glory of His name;
make His praise glorious.
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power
that your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth bows down to you;
they sing praise to you,
they sing the praises of your name.”
We are invited into an extraordinary relationship with the God of all the earth! When we turn our attention to Him, when we see Him for who He truly is, the brightness of His glory, the depths of His wisdom, the purity of His goodness overwhelms our senses and there is nothing we can say or do but to praise Him. In His presence, even His evil enemies lose their pride and all creation bows in reverent praise. As we come today into His glorious presence, collect your heart and mind, body and soul to turn your full attention to Him and give Him the fullness of your praise, for He alone is worthy of it.
Father, You alone are great and there is no one greater than You. I praise You for your greatness and recall the ways You have demonstrated your great goodness to me.
I say with the psalmist “How awesome are your deeds!” for You have done this…
(list as many ways you can of how God has shown His goodness to you). In this sacred moment, I bow with all the earth acknowledging that You alone are God. I thank You that I can also call you Father, because of the righteous work of your Son, in whose name I pray, Amen.