Part 1 - Looking Out by Lyndall Bywater
In this prayer series, we have been exploring ways in which different people make connection with God in prayer. For some, connection comes most easily through the outside world—they glimpse God most readily through the lens of nature, friends and everyday life. For others, the journey towards God starts by shutting out the world, and allowing stillness and solitude to open up deep places within them. Our final study explores an altogether different ‘way in’.
Psalm 8 (NLT)
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants, to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honour.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents.9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Seven-year-old Daniel pondered for a moment. His mother could almost see the cogs whirring in his brain.
“So Daniel,” she said. “What is prayer?” Read More