Pine and Oak trees standing tall lifting their limbs to God to praise Him under a blue sky reflected in a clear lake.

Bless the Lord

The greatest of Your Name, we humbly raise. We rejoice in Thee. Hallowed be Thy Name. Worthy is Thy Name. Let us dwell in this place for all of our days with Thee. Oh beauty, greatness, majesty. You are all these things and more. More is a limited word to tell of Your awesomeness. Blessed are we to be Your children. Blessed is Your creation. Blessed is the whole earth and all the works of Your hands to be made by Thee. Oh God, fill the whole earth with the knowledge of You – undeniable understanding of who You are, Oh Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

Read the following passage with childlike faith, as though it’s the first time you’ve ever encountered it. Take the truths revealed as absolute reality. Commit the passages to memory. With all of creation, proclaim these words in full understanding of their eternal truth – no matter the look of the circumstance:

Psalm 103: 1-22

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children,so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,and his kingdom rules over all. Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will! Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!”