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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Praise.

Praise – “the act of expressing admiration; paying homage in word or song; laudation” (

“Be not afraid of saying too much in the praises of God; all the danger is of saying too little.” ~ Matthew Henry

Praise to God will stem from a heart that overflows with devotion, gratitude, and love for God. In Psalm 103, David reminds his own soul to praise the Lord:

“Let all that I am praise the Lord, with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.” (verses 1-2, NLT)

And there is much for us to praise God for:

  1. Forgiveness of sins (verse 3)
  2. Heals all our diseases (verse 3)
  3. He redeems us from death (verse 4)
  4. Crowns us with love and tender mercies (verse 4)
  5. He fills our lives with good things (verse 5)
  6. Renews our youth (verse 5)

May we maintain our focus on God for as we do, we will notice His activity in our life every day. As our hearts take notice, praise will rise up in our hearts for He alone is worthy.