Praying like a human, with a divine image

Psalm 8 is full of exalted language.  If prayer is authenticity with an imagination towards God’s Glory, then this prayer (prayed within community) is wonderful encouragement that this is where the writer was (authenticity), and that when God graciously gives us understanding and a clear picture of His Majesty this is one of the joyous ways we can respond.

Psalm 8 is mostly about God’s glory.  Maybe as we grow, our authenticity is renewed within His Glory and the two are less separate.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

(Psalm 8 ESV)

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