Tag Archive | praise

Psalm 115

Not to us, O Lord, but to Your name be the glory and praise.

Others may ask where my God is, but I know. My God is in heaven, doing what pleases Him.

Those who trust in idols will end up like them:
They will have mouths, but not be able to speak.
ears, but not be able to hear.
noses, but not be able to smell.
hands, but won’t be able to feel.
feet, but won’t be able to walk.

Trust in the Lord, your help and shield.
The Lord remembers us and will bless us.

Heaven belongs to God, the earth to man.
The dead don’t praise God – we do.
Praise Him now and forever more.

Psalm 113

Praise the Lord. Servants of the Lord praise Him.
Praise now and forevermore.
Praise from sunrise to sunset.

Exalt Him over all the nations.
His glory (perfection) is above the nations.
No one is like God. God sits enthroned on high and stoops down to look at heaven and earth.

He raises poor from the dust of poverty.
He lifts the needy from the ash heap of want.
The poor and needy sit with the princes.
The barren woman becomes a happy mother.

Praise the Lord.

Psalm 111

I will extol the Lord with all my heart – with everything I am. I will extol Him in the public meeting.

God’s works are great. If you delight in them, you ponder them.

His deeds are glorious, perfect, majestic. His righteousness endures forever. His wonders are so wonderful, no one can forget them. He is gracious and compassionate. He provides food. He remembers and keeps His promises and covenants. He has shown us the power of His Works. His works are faithful and just. His precepts, laws are trustworthy. God is steadfast, faithful and upright. He provides redemption for us.

Knowing God is the beginning of wisdom. Follow His precepts and you’ll have good understanding. He deserves eternal praise.

Psalm 109

I praise You – I don’t remain quiet.
Wicked men speak against me – they speak lies, hatred, accusations.
I am a person of prayer. They repay me evil for good, hatred for friendship, betrayal for love.

Appoint an evil man for the evil man. Send him an accuser, find him guilty, let his prayers condemn him. His days will be few, someone else will take over leadership. His children will be fatherless and wandering beggars. A creditor will seize all he owns and strangers will enjoy the fruits of his labor. No one will have pity or mercy. The family name will be blotted out. God will never forgive him. He never thought of doing a kind deed, but hounded the poor to death. May the curse he put on others return to him.

Deal well with me. Deliver me.
I am poor, needy, wounded, fading away, scorned.
Help me, save me.
Men may curse, but God will bless.
I will extol God and praise Him for He stands at the right hand of the needy one and saves his life from those who condemn him.

I remember finding this psalm when I was recovering from my divorce. Every time I came across it, I would pray it with venom in my voice. But the more I allowed God to heal me and the more I forgave, the less venom and the more pity accompanied my prayer.

Psalm 108

My heart is steadfast. Unwavering. Loyal to You.
I will sing and make music and put everything into it.
I will awaken the dawn with my music.
I will praise You among all nations.
Your love is great – higher than the heavens.
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted – praised and lifted up – above the heavens.
Let Your glory and perfection be over all the earth.

Save us, help us, deliver us.
The earth and all its countries belong to God.
With God our armies will conquer.

Psalm 106

Praise the Lord. Tell Him how good He is.
Give thanks to the Lord because He is good, because His love endures forever.
Endures. In spite of our inconsistencies, in spite of the hurt we cause Him, His love endures.
No one can fully declare His praise because no one fully knows Him.

Blessed are they who try to know You, who maintain justice and constantly try to do what is right – Your will.
Remember me when You show favor to Your people, come to my aid too, save me too, let me enjoy the prosperity of Your chosen ones, let me share in the joy of Your nation, let me join Your inheritance by praising You.

We have sinned, done wrong, acted wickedly.
We have taken Your miracles for granted.
We have taken Your kindness for granted.
We have rebelled.

You have saved us for Your name’s sake, to make Your powers known.
You have dried up the Red Seas that try to overwhelm us – the seas of sin, negative attitudes, doubt, low self-esteem.
You have saved us from our adversaries.
Then we believe Your promises and sing Your praise.

But we soon forget what You have done, and act without waiting for Your counsel.
We give in to our cravings and put You to the test.
Then we grumble and don’t obey.
We rebel against Your Spirit.

Yet You hear our cry and Your enduring love intervenes again.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 105

Give thanks to the Lord.
Thank You for past, present and future.
Thank You for family and friends.
Thank You for home and work.
Thank You for salvation and heaven.

Call on His name.
Abba, Father. Jehovah God. Lord God Almighty.

Come. Look upon Your servant. Bless, teach, guide.

Make known what He has done.
God has sowed. God has blessed. Goad has taught. God has disciplined.

Tell of all his wonderful acts.
In grammar school, He kept me from being hit by a car.
In high school and college, He kept me safe as I travelled through unsafe neighborhoods.
He helped me do well in school.
He guided my career and found my jobs.
He brought my husband and me together at the right time.
He guided my husband’s careers and found his jobs.
He guided my parents and led them safely to heaven.
He separated my husband and me at the right time.
He rebuilt my life.

Glory in His name. Seek the Lord and rejoice. Look to the Lord and to His strength.

Remember His wonders, His miracles and His judgments.
Remember your history has been charted by God.
Keep His precepts. Observe His laws.

Praise the Lord!