Psalm 8: 3-4 A mindful and caring God

Psalm 8:3-4

3   When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;

4   what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?

  • Find a place outside today for prayer and meditation.  Or perhaps sit by a window to gaze upon the beauty of God’s creation.
  • Notice where you see God’s beauty.
  • Notice how that love is reflected in your body.
  • Allow God to gaze upon you with love.  Accept this love into your body.
  • What is God’s message to you?
  • Share as you feel led by posting a comment below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday June 19, 2011, Trinity Sunday, Year A
Genesis 1:1-2, 4a
Psalm 8: 1-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13  
Matthew 28: 16-20  
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.

One thought on “Psalm 8: 3-4 A mindful and caring God

  1. Lil Smith – Richardson, TX – My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?
    PresbyLil

    I find it so easy to see God’s love and care in the beauty of nature: the hundreds of colors of green from lime to evergreen, the sweet intoxicating smell of gardenia, the curiosity of the baby squirrel getting just a bit too close to human things. Yet, when I turn to see this love and care in myself, I find this much more difficult. Surely this is what I need to practice!! Not what I have done, but loving and caring for what God has done in me. This gets beyond the surface, delving into the depths of me, swimming past the insecurities, the disappointments, and the failures to see authentically who God has created me to be. In this place I shall rest and learn to receive God’s love and caring. For from this place I will have abundant love to share with others.

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