Prayer for the Day: Psalm 8

“You have put us in charge of everything you made,
giving us authority over all things….” Psalm 8:6

Wonderful Creator God,
the whole earth declares your greatness.
Your glory glows in the heavens and is seen in the
moon and the stars which you have set in place.

What are we that you care for us?
Yet you have made us only a little lower than yourself
and crowned us with glory and honor.
You have given us responsibility to care for the sheep and cattle,
for wild things, for all creatures that swim and fly.

Forgive us for destroying rather than restoring
and for polluting rather than nurturing.
Help us to declare your glory and the glory of your world. Amen.

-- from The Micah Challenge.  Posted on Rev. Abi’s Long and Winding Road blog.