Give voice to your praise by reading the following prayer out loud.
Praise the Lord, O my soul! Praise Your Holy Name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, I will not forget all the things You have done! You forgive all my sins (Hallelujah!) and heal all my diseases. You have redeemed my life from the pit—from sin, darkness and destruction, and crowned me with love and compassion. You satisfy my desires with good things, so that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s. You are compassionate and gracious, O Lord, slow to anger, and abounding in love. You do not treat me as my sin deserves or repay me according to my iniquities! (Hallelujah! Praise Your holy name!)
I praise You Lord! My soul cries out, “Great are You Lord! How awesome are Your deeds!” Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! I praise You, O God, for what You are doing among Your people—Your Church—for we are the sheep of Your pasture! You are turning our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh, by Your Spirit. You are restoring to us the joy of our salvation. Yes! Joy and gladness are being restored to Your people, and I praise Your name! Only You can do these things! You are releasing the tongues of your people to sing of your righteousness and declare Your praise! You are renewing our hearts of worship! I praise Your name O God! You are teaching us to love what You love, You are changing us. You are changing me. I praise Your name, for only You can do these great things! Only You can breathe the life of Your Spirit into the dead places of our hearts! Only You can revive and transform Your church!
Father, I will praise You in the presence of Your people! I will lift up my hands in the sanctuary and bless Your great Name. I will declare among Your people that “Your love endures forever!” I will not be kept silent in proclaiming Your greatness and giving You glory. This day, Father, may I be found faithfully praising You in word and deed, heart songs and meditations and acts of love and service. May all that I do and say be a reflection of my love for You, that Jesus may be exalted in and through my life. For Your name and renown are the desire of my heart! In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Psalm 103; Psalm 66:3; Psalm 100:3; Ezekiel 11:19; Psalm 51:12-15; Ezekiel 37:3-5; Psalm 134:2; Psalm 136:1; Luke 19:40; Psalm 29:1-2; Isaiah 26:8
–Adapted from Pray the Word: 31 Prayers that Touch the Heart of God by Tiece L. King. This book is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount.
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Praise God, “the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light” (1 Tim. 6:15-16). Thank him for being the light of the world. Confess any areas of your life that you may have been ashamed to bring into the light of God’s truth. Commit yourself to living as a child of the light. Ask God to fill you with the fruit of light: all goodness, righteousness, and truth (Eph. 5:9).
Pray that the missionaries your church supports may be like shining stars in dark places as they hold out the word of life (Phil. 2:15-16).
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend
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