“Majestic is Thy Name” contains 150 uplifting meditations and prayers, one for each Psalm. The book mines gems from the Psalms to pilot the reader into an encounter with the Divine. Praise and thanksgiving are key themes in the Psalms, raising the bar for our own prayers. The reflection for each Psalm provides language, lyrics, illustrations and quotations to lead us into a relationship with God with heighten praise. The Psalmist also speaks frequently of his enemies, which reminds us that it is in our valleys, challenges and difficulties that God is our refuge and our strength in times of trouble.
The title of the book comes from the beautiful praise to God found in Psalm 8: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!” So many of the Psalms are about our personal I-Thou relationship with God, yet the Psalms lift us up out of our self-centeredness to a God-centeredness. The Psalms inspire us to initiate our day and elevate our thoughts with praise and gratitude to God, our Creator. The Psalms inspire us as people of faith to seek to know God better and to love God more.
If you have ever enjoyed the privilege of watching a potter working with a lump of clay on the potting wheel, you would have witnessed the potter investing a great deal of time and skill to center the clay. If the clay does not begin by being centered, anything the potter creates will be off kilter. So too with your spiritual life. It is worth it to you to invest your best early morning or late evening time by centering your thoughts upon the treasures which have come to us though the Psalms.