Today’s look at the psalm is a brief one, and yet it captures something what the nature of God is like. It is also a great place to start from in prayer.
Sometimes when people are looking for a way to pray, I offer the tried and true ACTS method which stands for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Not all prayers need all aspects of this, but we do often forget to acknowledge awesomeness of the divine in favour of seeking forgiveness or support.
Also, when things seems overwhelming, too big for us, it’s comforting that the one who watches over us is bigger than the problem, wider than any chasm that lays before us, and beyond time that we feel pressing in on us. That is the one who walks beside us all of our days.
Let’s welcome that Holy Presence into this time and place even as we acknowledge God’s ever-present nature.
Lord, you have been our dwelling-place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Eternal One, we stand in awe of you, of the works your hand has wrought.
We are humbled that one who shapes mountains, sets the cosmos spinning, would join us on our journey through life.
We are thankful for the times where we saw your footsteps going on ahead of us, for the moments that we felt the warms of your embrace as we sat in a darkness we could not dispel alone.
We are eager to be filled with the hope that we see in a sunrise for a new day just begun, blessed by your signature on the sunset of a day concluded.
Walk with us again this day, as you always have, as you always will. AMEN