It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High. Psalm 92:1
Questions for thought and prayer:
- When was the last time you began to pray with praise or thanksgiving instead of a petition?Do you give thanks when you open a box of Kleenex? Do you remember that a beautiful tomato is God’s creative handiwork when you are shopping for groceries? Have you ever been sick enough that now you are grateful when you wake up painfree?
- The Bible says that God calls every star by its name. Do you feel small when you look at the night sky full of stars, or do you feel grateful that the Creator of this magnificence knows your name?
- God is called by many names in the Bible. What names come to mind first when you think about praising and thanking God? How do the many names for God help you to give him praise and thanksgiving? Do you have trouble remembering to give thanks and praise, because you have so many requests?
- (Remember that in the liturgy we are reminded to do this when we worship in the congregation:
Pastor – Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
Congregation – It is right to give God thanks and praise.)
If time permits, read Psalm 92 in its entirety. It is a beautiful prayer of praise and thanksgiving that will inspire you to notice more things that are worthy of your praise and thanks.
© 2012 Katherine Harms