Psalm 147, II Chronicles 5
Reflections of the Heart:
Worship always involves the offering of gifts (time, talent, money, praise) to The King, indicating the citizen’s awareness that everything (s)he enjoys is at the pleasure of The King. ~ Dr. Myles Munroe
Almighty Father, we thank You for the exuberant praise and worship during our weekend Worship Celebrations. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, who makes our worship experience possible. Holy Spirit, we thank You for Your manifested presence saturating our homes as we unite In the spirit to exalt the Name of the King of kings and Lord of lords. You are great and perform wondrous deeds. You alone are God. We praise You for Your loving kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness. Father, through all generations You have been our home! Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, You are God.
Royal Father, as Kingdom citizens, we shout with joy to You. We worship You with gladness and come before Your presence with joyful singing. You are the Lord, our God! You made us, and we are Yours. We are Your people, the sheep of Your pasture. We enter with thanksgiving and come into Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You and praise Your Name. Lord, You are good; Your unfailing love continues forever and Your faithfulness to each generation. We enter into Your refuge with our thanksgiving and praise. We declare that our worship and praise will produce spectacular sounds like the Levites who praised You in Your holy temple. As You inhabit our praises, we declare that salvation, healing, restoration and deliverance will come forth. By faith, we declare that every member of the Body of Christ will worship You in Spirit and Truth. By doing this, we will become the true worshippers You are seeking.
List three praise scriptures that honor the Father. Meditate on these scriptures throughout the week and declare God’s glory!
Holy Spirit, since our worship is a direct reflection of our relationship with the Father, help each of us to examine that relationship and make whatever adjustments are needed so that our praise may be pleasing to our King. Let Your glory fill us and our virtual churches. Help us to live lifestyles of praise and not wait until we get to the weekend to begin to exalt our King. Sanctify and purify our hearts so that our worship is a sweet aroma to God, our Father, as we sing melodious songs of praise to Him.
Merciful Father, forgive us for allowing our emotions and circumstances to dictate the level of praise that we offer to You. Forgive those who intentionally attempt to miss praise and worship. Forgive those who do not actively participate in praise and worship. Forgive those who are not living lives that reflect their love for You. Lord, forgive me for (list the sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Sovereign Lord, God Almighty, You are glorious! You are the Rock; Your deeds are perfect. Everything You do is just and fair. You are the faithful God who does no wrong. Now to You, the King, eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 86:10, Psalm 90:1-2, Psalm 100:1-5, II Chronicles 5:12-14, Psalm 22:3, John 4:23, Matthew 6:13, Deuteronomy 32:4, I Timothy 1:17 NKJV
Today, I will trust God to: