Over the last few weeks I have been talking about the importance of praising God. Last week I challenged you to praise God anytime you have felt down. Did you try it? If so, let me know how it went!
I haven’t specifically told you how to praise God because I initially wanted you to find your own way of doing this, a way that would come from your heart. But in case you are struggling to praise God or if you want some ideas, I felt now was a good time to share my thoughts.
1 – Praise God through prayer. You can talk to God and tell Him how amazing He is. Let your heart run over with all of His wonderful characteristics. And thank Him for all He has done for you.
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. – Psalm 17:6
2 – Praise God through journaling. Another option is to talk to God through pen and paper. Write down a list of His awesome attributes. You can also write down blessings in your life. Having a list in front of you will help you to see, all the more, how magnificent He is.
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. – Psalm 9:1
3 – Praise God through singing, music, or dancing. Singing doesn’t have to be something you only do in church. You can sing to God at any given time. And don’t worry about your ability to carry a tune. I am convinced that it still sounds beautiful to God, because it is coming from your heart. If you play an instrument or like to dance, you can do that as well. We see evidence of King David playing instruments and dancing in the Bible.
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. – Psalm 95:1-2
4 – Share with others. Don’t be shy about how glorious God is. Allow God’s praises to be on your lips when you are in the company of other people.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. – Psalm 19:14
5 – Read the Psalms. I have mentioned the Psalms in my last several posts on praise. Reading some of the Psalms aloud to God in prayer is a great way to praise Him, especially if you are at a loss for words and need some inspiration.
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name forever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. – Psalm 145:1-3
These are just a few ways in which I have praised the Lord. I hope that these tips have helped you. If you have any insight on different ways that you like to praise the Lord, please share.
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