Original Posting At http://suewhitt.blogspot.com/2015/12/praise-lord-reflection-on-psalm-113.html
The psalm begins with a call to praise, a call for all the servants of the Lord -- that means all of us, surely?-- to praise the name of the Lord.
All to praise and for all time.
For all time and all day long.
The psalm recognizes that the Lord is supreme, high above all nations, with glory above the heavens. When we pray this psalm, we are saying, "Our Lord, you are so high you have to stoop down to look at the heavens."
The time we are to spend praising the Lord can't be measured any more than the Lord's glory can be measured.
Our Lord is unique, says this psalm. Then, what might seem like a surprising reason is given--This Lord is willing to come down from a high throne to lift up the weak and the poor.
I'm thinking about the content of my usual prayers and wondering how much gratitude I express that God cares so much for the poor and the lowly.