By the word of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the host of them, by the breath of his mouth. He stretches out the north over the empty place, and hangs the earth upon nothing. He gathers the waters of the sea together, as a heap: he lays up the depth in store-houses. Let all the earth fear the Lord, let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spoke and it was done: he commanded, and it stood fast. Psalm 33:6. Job 26:7. Psalm 33:7-9.
I am the Lord and there is none else, there is no God besides me: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace and create evil. There is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work and who shall let it. Isaiah 45:5-7, Isaiah 43:13.
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever. You covers it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. At Your rebuke they fled: at the voice of Your thunder they hasted away. Psalm 104:5, 7.
Can You by searching, find out God? Can You find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven, what can You do? Deeper than hell, what can You know? Behold he takes away, who can hinder him? Who will say unto him, What does You? I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be You perfect. Job 11:7, 8. Job 9: 12. Gen. 11:1
We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which is, and was, and is to come, because You have taken to You, Your great power, and have reigned. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thundering’s, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns. Rev. 11:17; Rev. 19:6;
See also Ex. 6:3; Gen. 1:1-20. Rev. 1:8, Ps. 104:1-7. Ps. 48: 12; 13
Let the whole race of creatures lie abased before Your throne
Whate’er his sovereign voice hath formed He governs with a rod.
Above the earth, beyond the sky, Stands his high throne of majesty:
Nor time nor place his power restrain, Nor bound his universal reign.
O God, Power belongs only to You! The strength of man and of the whole animal creation, the force of nature’s laws, and of the whole material universe, are but productions from Your omnipotence. You have created the ends of the earth, and reared the pillars of the universe, You have not been weary, nor Your power exhausted. You are able to accomplish all Your purposes, and none can stay Your hand or say unto You, “What doest You?” How much less may man born of the dust, and crushed before the moth oppose Your will or question Your doings. The potsherds (broken pieces of earthenware) of the earth may strive with the potsherds of the earth, but woe! to him that strives with his maker. O God, while the wicked fear the strength of Your arm, may we stand in awe of Your power. Let not Your Almightiness be armed against us on account of unrepented and unforgiven sins; but may it remain pledged to support our weakness, defend us through the perils of life, and bring us to the habitations of the blessed in heaven. May we through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the influence of the divine spirit, experience the blessed security, and the joyful experience of the man who has the God of Jacob for his helper. In every act of virtue and beneficence, may Your people feel strong in Your strength. Let earth and heaven rejoice that You reign! O God, let principalities and powers of wicked men fear You, and let Your people put their trust in You and not be confused. Let Your mighty hand and Your outstretched arm, bring them through the perils of the wilderness, to the Canaan of everlasting rest; through our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we ever pray, Amen (Let it be so)
Book: The Bible Prayer Book for Family Worship and other Private and Public Occassions
Author: W. W. Everetts
Publisher: New York: Ivison & Phinney 1855
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2013