The Book of Psalms repeatedly speaks of praising God. For example, Psalm 34:1 says, “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Imagine if that was true. Imagine, if throughout each day, we praised God…acknowledged God’s power, grace, mercy, and love. If that was true, our prayers would express gratitude, amazement, and devotion to God. Praise doesn’t make requests but instead exclaims, “How great Thou art!” Prayers of praise articulate our willingness to yield and submit ourselves to our Lord. As a result, we won’t be so self-absorbed and focused on our wants. Psalm 106:1-2 “Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good; his love is eternal. Who can tell all the great things he has done? Who can praise him enough?” We know God’s love because we know God’s only Son, our Lord and Savior. May we praise him again and again. May God bless your week! Diane Cooke, Pastor, Presbyterian Churches, Willow Springs and Mtn. View.
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