A prayer of praise and adoration to God always starts my day on a beautiful note. Every morning when I’m getting dressed and applying makeup, I listen to praise music on my iPhone. Shortly after, I love to spend moments alone with my heavenly Father.
The first prayer from my lips is a prayer of praise and adoration to God. As I speak His names and attributes, worries and anxieties fade. God clears my focus, renews my mind, and draws me close to His presence as I spend precious moments alone with Him.
What about you? Got a spirit of despair? Isaiah 61:3 prescribes a “garment of praise” for your condition. If you’re having trouble putting on that garment today, these words will get you focused on the names and attributes of your Creator. Our God is holy, loving, eternal, and amazing beyond our comprehension. Would you join me in praying these words together as we get our eyes off our worldly troubles and on our heavenly Father who deserves our praise?
A Beautiful Prayer of Praise to God
Abba, Father, you are the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God. You are my Creator and my Counselor, guiding me daily to make wise decisions. Lord, You are my Comforter in sorrow, pain, or distress. I praise you for drawing near to me when I draw near to you. You are El Roi, the God who sees me, and you are Eternal, God. You are my heavenly Father and the father of the fatherless. How great you are, God, and your faithfulness, day in and day out.
You are holy, God; yet you made a way for me to approach you. I praise you for being my Helper, and for your Holy Spirit’s conviction, correction, and protection of my life. You are invisible, but I see you with eyes of faith. You are Jehovah God, and Jehovah Jireh, the One who provides for all my needs. I praise you as my Jehovah Rapha, my God who heals, and for being Jehovah Rah, My faithful Shepherd. You are not just King, but you are King of kings, and Lord of lords. And yes, you are Jesus, the name above all names.
With My Whole Heart, I Praise You
With my whole heart, I praise you, God. You are Messiah, the soon and coming King. Lord, You are omniscient; you know all things. You are omnipotent; you’re everywhere at all times. I love that You are my Peace, my Protector, and the High Priest who became my Redeemer and Sacrifice forever. You died to set me free; you rose again and gave me victory over death. No longer am I enslaved in sin; you are my Salvation, my Rescuer, and my Refuge. You give me hope within.
I praise you because you are trustworthy and true. You are my Teacher, and your understanding and wisdom are beyond finite minds, yet you promise wisdom to me when I ask. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Lord, I love that you are zealous for me and that you delight in me with singing. You know the number of hairs on my head, and you are always thinking of me.
You are preparing a place for me so that one day I will live with you forever. Maybe then—and only then—will I be able to praise you adequately in a way not possible here on earth—the way you truly deserve.
All my love, all my praise to you. Lord, oh, Lord. How excellent is your name!
This post first appeared on Crosswalk.
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It’s Your Turn
What about you? Have you offered a prayer of praise to God lately? How has it changed your attitude? Your life? Have you tried praising God by using His names and attributes? I love to hear from readers. You can always write me through my contact page and fill out the basic name and address info; then the email will come to me. Your name or info will never be shared with anyone without your permission.
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