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“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights!  Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts!”  (Psalm 148:1-2)

We were created to live a life of praise.  We do praise.  There are those things that are the focus of our lives and we center our activities around them.  We say that we love this or that.  Do you love the Lord and praise Him at least as much as your favorite things?  We do praise, but do you praise the Lord?  Come into a life of praise and give thanks to the One who has created all things.

Lord, You know me and there is no falsehood I can convey to You.  Teach me to learn to praise You above all things in this life.  Lead me in the faith You have given me that I may place things in their proper priority.  Let me be among those who praise You now and always.  Let me be among the faithful who understands that You are to be praised above all things.

Lord Jesus, You have come to make the path clear and You alone can lead the way.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of praise and thanksgiving.  Teach me to know that in You I may find the fullness of life and its meaning.  Help me now and always to be one who is thankful, knowing that You are guiding me in accordance with the Father’s will.  Lead me, Savior, in the way of Your salvation.  Amen.

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