Daily Prayer: June 12, 2017

Reading: Ecclesiastes 1-4; Psalm 8

Father, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Your glorious throne is above the heavens, far above all rule and authority on earth. When I consider the vastness of space it is hard to believe how much you care for your people, let alone just me. But you do. You made me and every other person your crowning achievement, then set us above all creation to rule it and and care for it. What a great mystery. That mystery stretches into throughout life as we seek to grasp that which can’t be grasped. We seek glory and honor, fame and riches, but none of these will last. We put our hope and identity in things we cannot take with us. O Lord, let me see that there is nothing better than to be joyful and enjoy the good gifts you have given me. Everything else in life will fade away except that which you have established. You have implanted eternity in the hearts of man. Let me strive after that eternal calling in Christ Jesus, pressing on to win the prize which you have stored up for me in the heavenly realms.