Our church loves to sing hymns of thanksgiving and praise to our Lord. Singing is a magnificent way to worship God. It helps us to calm our souls and put us in communication with the One and Only Almighty God. We don’t have to be at church to sing praises to God. We can sing out loud or silently as we go about our daily tasks.
Psalm 92:1-5 (ESV) – It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; 2 to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night, 3 to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. 4 For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your work; at the works of Your hands I sing for joy. 5 How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!
In these verses the Psalmist reminds us that it is good to give thanks and sing praises to the Lord at ALL times. Our hearts are joyful and made glad by His works. He will never let us down! His faithfulness and steadfast (loyal, unwavering, NEVER failing) love are ever-present in our lives. Through His works ALL things were made and without Him nothing was made (John 1:3). His works are above ALL else. Man’s works are insignificant and pale when compared with those of God. Our works will never amount to much and most certainly will not get us to heaven. Through the work of God, Jesus was sent to earth, lived a perfect life, was sacrificed on the cross for our sins, was raised from the dead on the third day and ascended back to heaven to the right hand of the Father … all for one reason … that we might believe in the One He has sent (John 6:29).
Oh, Lord our Lord, How Great Are Your Works! We are so small, so insignificant. Yet You made us and love us with all of Your heart. We offer You our Thanksgiving Praise for loving us so much … for sending Your ONLY Son Jesus to earth to pay the price for our sinfulness. Thank You for Your steadfast love for us … a love that never fails … a love that lasts forever. Enable us by Your Holy Spirit to honor You in ALL of our thoughts, words and actions, and to serve you in every aspect of our lives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior we make this prayer. Amen and amen.
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