Devotion and Prayer for Week of September 18, 2011

Meditation for the Week September 18, 2011



“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High.”  Psalm 92:1


Christians love to worship God!  Psalm 92 says it is good to thank and praise the Most High God—the Father, Son, and Spirit.  The weekly services of Faith, Hope & Peace Ministries provide an opportunity to worship the Triune God.  We hear God’s Word, learn of the great love of Jesus and receive the forgiveness of sins, and offer God our thanksgiving and praise.  How pleasant it is to receive God’s rich blessings and to worship Him—and how pleasant to do it together!  We feel joy in our hearts whenever we see one another and join in the worship of God.


Moreover, our worship doesn’t stop after the weekly service is over.  All through the week and all through the day, together or alone, Christians worship the living God.  We live continually in God’s abundant grace and respond with thanks and praise.  Moment by moment, awake or sleeping, we are held in the strong love of our Savior, Jesus, who atoned for our sins by His death on the cross and reconciled us to the Father.  How good it is to tell the Lord “Thank You” for all He has done!  Every day we can find many things for which to thank God.  Life and health, family and friends, food and drink are all gifts from God.  Eternal life is His greatest gift—available to all who trust in Jesus.

How pleasant, also, to sing joyful songs to God!  In the quiet of your heart or aloud you can sing praise to God for all that He is and all that He does.  Just choose one of your favorite hymns, or make up a new song if you wish.  Many unnecessary worries fall away the moment God’s children call upon His saving name.


In the resurrection light of Jesus we see clearly how very good our God is.  How good it is to thank and praise our God—the Father, Son, and Spirit!


 Weekly Prayer

O Most High, what You have done for me is wonderful beyond all telling.  Assist me to give You thanks and to praise Your name in this life until I worship You in glory hereafter; through Jesus Christ, my Lord.  Amen