Be_Empowered_to_PrayBe Empowered To Pray

Chapter One

The 1st Essential

 

Praise

 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 100:4

Begin with praising God. The act of praise means to speak highly of someone. Praising God is how we celebrate Him. Speak highly of God. Reflect upon the way God reveals Himself to us through His names that are recorded within scripture. Think about how those names reflect God’s character. Take the time to thank Him for being true to His name.

Jehovah Shalom – The Lord my Peace

Jehovah Jireh – The Lord my Provider

Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is There

Jehovah Rapha – The Lord who Heals

 

Take the time to think about the blessings you have received from God. What are you grateful for? Thank Him for it all.

Every day you wake up is a blessing. If you have the financial means to provide for yourself and your family in these challenging economic times, praise God. If your children and loved ones are healthy and active, praise Him. Thank Him for the food on your table.

Instead of worrying about what you don’t have, be grateful for everything you do have. Focus on the good in your life. Consider that what you think is missing in your life could actually represent God holding space for something better to be brought to you.

God’s blessings are all around you, it is up to you to choose to see them.

Praise is simply about telling God how great He is. It is the act of thinking about who God is in your life and giving Him credit for existing. Tell God who He is to you.

Praise is an important part of a Christian’s life. It isn’t something we only do in church. It must be a part of our daily lives.

I give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.  Psalm 9:1

Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name. Psalm 18:49

I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 104:33

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