Praise and Thanks




It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night. — Psalm 92:1,2, NKJV 


Pray, pray earnestly and without ceasing, but do not forget to praise. It becomes every child of God to vindicate his character. You can magnify the Lord; you can show the power of sustaining grace. There are multitudes who do not appreciate the great love of God nor the divine compassion of Jesus… Shall we not praise God with heart and soul and voice for his “wonderful works to the children of men”? 

Shall we be always thinking of our wants, and never of the benefits we receive? Shall we be recipients of his mercies, and never express our gratitude to God, never praise him for what he has done for us? We do not pray any too much, but we are too sparing of giving thanks. If the loving-kindness of God called forth from our hearts more thanksgiving and praise, we should have far more power in prayer. We should abound more and more in the love of God, and have more bestowed to praise him for. You who complain that God does not hear your prayers, change the present order, and mingle praise with your petitions. When you consider his goodness and mercies, you will find that he will consider your wants. 

Do we remember that the mercies of the Lord are new every morning, and that his faithfulness faileth not?… You will find it most profitable to recount your blessings. Let the language of your heart be, “God has been very good to me. He delights in mercy; therefore I may trust in him. His love, his patience, his long-suffering, have followed me all the days of my life. I will believe and watch and pray; and unworthy and helpless as I am, exposed to disappointment and sorrow, and the temptations of a wily foe whom I cannot resist in my own strength, Jesus will be my helper, and will fight my battles for me. He loves me. He has given the fullest evidence of his love in dying for me. He will withhold no real blessing.” 

Our God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, declares, “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me.” All heaven unite in praising God. Let us learn the song of the angels now, that we may sing it when we join their shining ranks. 

Bible Echo and Signs of the Times, January 1, 1888 


My dear Lord, when I consider how much I have to be thankful for, my heart cannot contain my gratitude for Your faithfulness. I gladly put my trust in You. You are my helper, You are always there to fight the battles for me against the wily foe. Your mercies are new every morning. I praise You because Your love and patience have followed me all the days of my life! 



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