Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.
The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high,
who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!
Food For Thought:
The word praise sticks out of this passage. How would you define praise? How do you praise God? How do you praise others?
O God, you call us to embrace both you and the children of this world with unconditional love. Give us grace to discern what your love demands of us, that being faithful in things both great and small, we may serve you with an undivided heart. In your sacred name we pray, Amen.