“…they who seek the LORD will praise him—" Psalm 22:6b

“…they who seek the LORD will praise him—" Psalm 22:6b

Praise be to you, Lord God, Creator of all the beauty before us which shows us your great heart of love. You share all the reflected glory of your being through the vast variety of flowers, trees, colors, scents, creatures, landscapes, seas and shapes.

Your mind has no limits, your wisdom has no boundary, your knowledge has no border, your greatness has no end. On the other hand, I praise you that you do have limits where needed: in you there is no sin, no evil, no selfishness, no lying, no double-mindedness, no hypocrisy, no failure, no faithlessness. In you there is only goodness, only purity, only holiness.

I praise you that you also limit yourself with your promises: you give your Word, you keep it. You make your promises, you fulfill them. All other possibilities are set aside and you bind yourself to your vow, always following through. I give you praise and honor and glory for this marvelous Truth, for this wonderful reality of your being.

I praise you, too, for your unending presence; you are there everywhere at the same time, while in another way you are near to those who seek you, whose hearts are open to you. You are near the broken hearted. You are near the repentant. You are near those righteous in Christ. You are near the obedient. You are at work in the elect.

I give you glory, Lord God, for how we can trust you with all our hearts because you are faithful with all your heart. Wherever I go, whatever I do, you are there, watching, protecting, guiding, keeping, equipping, teaching, revealing, convicting, blocking, loving. You are worthy of praise and glory, of adoration and obedience.

You are the great One, the wise One, the loving One, the holy One, the pure One, the faithful One, the true One, the eternal One.

To you I bow down today, to you I give my heart, my mind, my soul, my body, my time, my possessions, my money, my relationships, my future, my desires, my projects, my writing, my health, my strength, my will, my all. I am your son, your steward, your servant, your subject. Praise you for what you will do in me and through me today to bring greater glory to your Name.