Glory and Praise to our GodQUESTION: When I pray, how can I give glory and praise to our God?ANSWER:
Giving glory and praise to our God is a wonderful thing! In fact, some scholars present praise as our greatest weapon of spiritual warfare! God and our enemy cannot be exalted or glorified in the same place at the same time, so if we are praising God, evil must flee!
As children of God, we can give glory and praise to our God through our words, actions, and lifestyle. One of the most direct and straightforward ways to give Him praise is verbally. This happens in prayer - simply conversing with God or talking to Him. What do people say to you when they give you praise? Perhaps they say, "good job" or "that was wonderful!" Maybe they say, "It means so much to me when you…" Those kind words make you feel appreciated, loved, adored, and uplifted.
The Bible says we are created in the image of God. Because of this, we know God loves to receive our praise and the Word of God confirms that fact throughout Psalms! Psalm 149:3-4 says, "Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. For the LORD takes delight in his people…"
We are commanded in the Bible to praise God for who He is and what He has done. Psalm 150:2 says, "Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness." We can approach God with our praise because He desires it!
So, next time you want to give glory and praise to God while you pray, consider the following ideas:
- Tell God how great He is. Consider His attributes: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, present everywhere, sovereign, love, holy, etc.
- Explain why you love Him.
- Share gratefulness for what God has done for you.
- Sing songs of praise to God.
When you give glory and praise to God, you lift Him up! You can't help but have a humble heart. It's amazing what a little praise will do for your countenance, your heart, and the heart of God! So, go ahead and tell God how you feel! He longs to hear it.