Prayer Guide: Psalm 8

Psalm 8 (ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.

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[b]
    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!



God’s praiseworthy attributes displayed in this text:

His name is majestic – v. 1 & 9
His majesty is evident in all the earth – v. 1 & 9
His glory is above the heavens – v. 1
His strength is displayed in and through the weak/vulnerable – v. 2
He overpowers his enemies – v. 2
His works are displayed in the heavens – v. 3
He set the worlds in place – v. 3
He is mindful and cares for us – v. 4
He establishes our value and role in His creation – vv. 5-8

Possible prayer prompters:
  • I praise your majestic name because your name is ________.
  • I praise you that your majesty is evident in _______________ (specific places around the earth)
  • Thank you that you display your strength in and through us even when _______________.
  • I praise you that your power is greater than  ______________.
  • I thank you that I saw your glory in the heavens when ________________.
  • Thank you that You have established our value, even when the world tries to tell us ____________________.



  • I acknowledge your power and sovereignty today. So that you will set in place my disordered heart/life, I surrender _________________.
  • Because you set the worlds in place, I’m trusting that you can bring order and stability to ___________________.
  • Thank you that you are mindful of me and care for me when ___________________.


  • I pray that the majesty of your name will be evident in my life today as I  _____________.
  • I ask for your strength today as I encounter the enemy of _______________________.
  • I pray for __________________ (name) that you will bring order and meaning to their life as they struggle with ____________________.
  • Because you have given me dignity and authority, help me be a faithful steward today as I ________________.


  • Lord, fix my mind on your majestic name and authority as I battle with _____________________,  trusting in your strength and wisdom.