We continue with our theme of Worship. After praying to ask Jesus to wash us clean from every sin, it is only natural that our response is that of praise with worship. There are times in our lives where it may be heard to rejoice to enter the courts of our Father with praise and thanksgiving. It is so helpful to turn to the Psalms for inspiration—to be filled; to reset priorities and just remind ourselves of the goodness of God.
A Psalm to Praise God
Psalm 150 is one of those psalms. Let’s read it together. I trust your heart be blessed and reassured of God’s promises. May His peace and joy overflow within you as you pray, sing or shout out the words:
Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
Praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
There is a wonderful old hymn that comes to mind. I’m certain you know it! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow was written in 1674 by Thomas Ken. You may already know it from memory or you can find it on You Tube, whether you choose to read and meditate on the words or sing along with a recording, may your heart be stirred, and your soul filled.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him, all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Let us pray together. Father, we want to praise you. Give us hearts of praise. Fill us with your joy and peace. Fill us with hope so that we may be able to abound in hope by the power of your Holy Spirit. We praise you Lord Jesus for your surpassing greatness, we praise you because you have given us life, the air we breathe and with every breadth we want to praise and thank you. Father for those who are carrying heavy burdens, for those who have lost loved ones, or who are battling sickness, would you supernaturally meet them right now? Will you minister to them as only you can do, removing the heavy load, the sorrow, the worry they may be carrying? Will you lead them beside still waters and restore their soul?