Praying Biblical Prayers (#18) – Psalm 8 – Who am I that you are mindful of me?


Throughout this series we have joined some of our favorite biblical characters in the prayers they once prayed and which God has preserved for us in the Scriptures. As you ponder the variety of prayers from the Great Prayer Book, the Psalms, be enveloped by each word as if it was written directly to and for you…because in fact they were and are a gift from God for you. Praying the Scriptures in this way will bring health and vitality to your heart and soul, and great liberty to your life of prayer.



Psalm 8 declares the majesty of the Lord, who set his glory in the heavens, the work of his fingers, the moon and the stars hand-picked and placed according to his will. So who are we in contrast, also created beings, but much lower in stature than the angels who are crowned with glory and honor? The psalm reminds us: God is very mindful of us human beings. Just like the mood and stars have perfect placement, so we too have a divine destiny…to rule over the works of God’s hands.




As you sit with this psalm and reflect on the mindfulness of God toward you, his beloved child, let your heart swell with thanksgiving and praise. (Psalm 8)


Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!




Behold the splendor of the Lord – Believe the promises of his love – Belong to those who unreservedly trust him – Become prayerful in all you are and do.