Think about your life. Do you believe and praise God? It is in your nature to lift up the Lord in worship? I pray that it is, for the Lord’s sake. 1He takes pleasure in those that praise Him. By way of our worship to Him, He can tell who truly loves and respects Him. If you have not given praise to God before, I pray that you give God a chance today. No longer just say you believe in the Lord God but also exercise your faith in Him. No longer forget to pray but cry to God today. 3To those that are repetitive, in your prayers, please stop and truly pour out your heart to Him. Stop praying because you feel compelled to but do so because you love the Lord and desire to be in His presence. May it not be a race to the finish any longer but a true heart felt experience in prayer. Pray over your food. Pray with your family and friends. Pray with your church family. Pray for those in need. Do so and invoke the power of the Holy Spirit. Allow the Spirit to come inside your heart. If you feel blessed, than bless the Lord. Think upon the goodness of God and what He has done for your life. Pray that the temptation of the evil one will no longer influence your life. That you may withstand temptation.
In your prayers and worship, acknowledge that the Lord is all powerful. He surely is mighty and can do all things for our lives. 4All He requires is that we ask. In this moment, open your hearts to God in prayer. Ask for the Spirit of God to come into your life. Take in this excellent moment to be in the presence of the most High. if you have been blown away by the power of God, than also, 2“praise him according to his excellent greatness.” Even after the prayer ends, do not let your worship stop, but continue in praise to God. If you are in your home, a church, or on the streets, lift up your hands and praise the Lord. Raise your voices and proclaim that he Lord Jesus is good. If you can play an instrument and it is on you now, than play your best chords for the Lord. Join in with song and dance. Worship the God who saves. The Lord can surely see our hearts of those that love Him above all else. Our praises give Him all the glory and honor. I know that I am nothing without the Lord in my life. Only through His hand do I have life. The Lord has changed everything. Jesus has cleansed me of my sins. How merciful is our God. As long as I 2“hath breath”, I will 2“praise the Lord.” For the Lord God is worthy.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, it is awesome to be in Your presence. To invoke You in prayer brings joy to my life. My heart is moved with compassion towards one another. My desires to live differently is elevated. You help me love one another when my flesh only wants to fulfill its own needs. Thank You for casting out the selfishness from my heart. It is only through You that I can be less proud and more selfless. Lord, Your love helps me know how to show kindness towards others. I would never know how to live this way if You were not leading me. I am safe because You are there by my side. Thank You for coming into my life. It is Your will power that helps me resist temptation. I am so grateful for this time to call upon Your Name. You are worthy. I give You all the praise and honor. All praise to Your holy Name. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below
1Psalm 149 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.
2Psalm 150 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
3Matthew 6:5-13 (KJV)
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
4Matthew 7:7-12 (KJV)
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.