“Kings of the earth and all peoples; princes and all judges of the earth; both young men and maidens; old men and children.” (Psalm 148:11-12)
The Lord God made them all. He created us to be a people of praise and thanksgiving. Many spend their time on other pursuits, but we all praise that which is important to us. Come into the presence of the Lord and praise Him above all things. No matter who you are or what your ability, you have the ability to praise the Lord. Lift up your hearts and worship the Lord your God.
Lord, You know that I do not need to learn how to praise. I do it all the time with things, people and circumstances that are important to me and move me. Lead me to see that in You alone is my praise made complete. Guide me, O Lord, according to Your purpose that I would now and always praise You above all things and walk in the way for which I have been created that I may now and always abide with You.
Lord Jesus, You have taught us that it is not just the place of worship that counts, for the Father desires us to worship in spirit and in truth wherever we are. Guide me, O Lord, to learn to praise and worship You always wherever I am. Guide me to use this gift You have given in the way it was meant to be used. Lead me in a life of praise and thanksgiving that I may be a person of faithful and willing praise of You. Amen.