Praise Him

Praise HimI will praise the Lord,

with my heart and soul;

praise Him with my life,

to Christ I extol.

Trust not in princes,

mortals cannot save;

for their lives will end,

all land in the grave.

But blessed are those,

whose help is from God;

the Maker of all,

to Whom we applaud.

Faithful forever,

He upholds the oppressed;

He feeds the hungry,

helps the poor, distressed.

Grants sight to the blind,

lifts up those bowed down;

loves well the righteous,

helps lost become found.

Keeps close the displaced,

sustains those without;

frustrates the wicked,

protects the devout.

He reigns forever,

generations, all;

give praise to the Lord,

on bended knee fall.

(Responding to Psalm 146)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You alone are worthy of all of our worship and praise. Thank You that no matter our circumstance, songs of praise unto Your rise up in our hearts as we fix our eyes on You. Thank You that our hope is held in You, not in mere men and women around us. Forgive us for placing our trust anywhere other than in You. Please show us how to pray for those You have placed in leadership positions, and grant each one the strength and courage to do what You are calling them to do. Help us to love one another in such a way, that those who know You not, might come to ask for answers that ultimately lead to a lasting relationship with You. May all that I do and say bring praise to You today. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

4 Comments

  1. Yes, thanks.
    And even if we are silent, the rocks will cry out! God will have praise from the earth, may as well be you and I.

  2. Your writings are so beautiful. I usually read them in the morning but did not get to my computer until this afternoon. Your posts make wonderful devotionals.

    I am sharing your site and this post on my Facebook page
    “Thoughts From The Porch”. I have created this page to coincide with my blog site. It is a page for others to share their thoughts of encouragement and hope as well. I invite you to come over and visit. Feel free to share a favorite quote and scripture.
    Have a blessed weekend.
    April

    • Thanks so much, April. I look forward to visiting your Facebook page, and continuing to enjoy what you share on your blog. May your weekend be abundantly blessed as well!
      Shannon 🙂

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