Power of Prayer | Day Nine
By: Callie Clayton
Most of our time over the last week has been focused on how to pray, when to pray, and what to pray. When we look at prayer only as a way for us to ask God for things, we are missing a huge element!
Read Psalm 150. (Don’t worry it’s only 6 verses!)
What word did you see over and over again?
What does “praise” mean?
Praise is defined as expressing approval and adoration.
Have you ever been praised for something you’ve done?
How did it make you feel?
It’s okay to enjoy and appreciate praise! It affirms that what we are doing is good or right.
Does praise ever make you feel uncomfortable?
If it makes you feel a little awkward sometimes, it because you recognize that you shouldn’t be the one getting all of this glory and fame. Both you and I were created to give God all of the glory and fame!
How do you praise God? Write down 2 or 3 ways you show God adoration.
Do you ever listen to praise and worship music at home or in your car?
Do you really think about and mean the words you are singing?
What’s your favorite praise/worship song right now?
Why? What lyrics resonate with you?
Psalm 150 sounds like a worship band to me: all of the instruments, even dance, being used to give God praise!
And why should we praise Him? What does verse 2 say?
What mighty deeds has God done in your life that makes Him worthy of your praise?
The New Living Translation says Psalm 150:2 like this: “Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequalled greatness!”
In what ways is God so great that He is unequal to anyone or anything else?
Write down Psalm 150:6.
If you have breath in your lungs, you have something to praise God for! In your time with Him today, be sure to take a minute and tell God all of the things you adore about Him! Listen to your favorite praise song that tells of God’s mighty works. Don’t do anything else while you listen except sing along. My prayer for you is that it gets stuck in your head and you spend the whole day praising your heavenly Father!