FIVE AREAS OF PRAISE
1…PRAISE GOD FOR HOW AWESOME HE IS
Spend time meditating on praise themes in scripture relating to the greatness of God. Reflect on Psalm 103. Praise God for all that is wonderful about Him. Singing is a great way to bless the Lord.
2…PRAISE GOD FOR HIS DAILY BLESSINGS
Spend time thinking on God’s blessings. Praise Him for as many everyday things that you can think of:
the smell of fresh bread, flowers, sunsets, a walk on the beach or in the mountains, music, friendships, family, computers, copiers, phones, etc. God blesses with so many things we often take for granted. As we express thanks, He will be pleased that we noticed and acknowledged His gifts.
3…PRAISE GOD FOR OUR TRIALS
Think about the difficulties your going through. Thank God for each trial.
Praise Him that He will bring great blessings out of these times.
“In the progress of the work of Gospel Recordings, we have faced many obstacles and trials that seemed to threaten our existence. We tackled these trials with the weapons of praise and rejoicing, believing God would take these hindrances and bring great good to us through them. And we experienced some of our greatest strides forward and most outstanding miracles through great adversity and disappointment.” Joy Ridderhof, founder of GRN
4…PRAISE GOD FOR HIS VICTORY OVER THE ENEMY
The Lion of the tribe of Judah has triumphed over the devil and we walk in our Lord’s victory and freedom despite Satan’s attacks and temptations. Praise the Lord that no weapon formed against us will succeed. Praise God for His triumph over the enemy.
5…PRAISE GOD FOR HIS PRECIOUS PROMISES
There are challenging days ahead but praise God for all of His precious promises that assure us that He will never leave us or forsake us, that He knows the way ahead, and that He will accomplish everything that concerns us. Reflect on some of the precious promises of God and praise Him for them.
Adopted from Colin Stott’s “Global Day of Praise”