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“Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,  saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing” (Revelation 5:11-12)

The congregation sings hymns, psalms and spiritual songs.  Whether it be angels in heaven, or the faithful on earth, we are to praise and thank the Lord for all that He has done.  The Lord is worthy not just because of who He is – He is God in the flesh – but also for what He has done.  His actions speak for themselves.  “Worthy is the Lamb,” the One who took your sins and mine so that we could join in singing praises. Thanks be to God!

Lord, in matters of faith, I often approach these things the way the world approaches things.  What am I going to get out of it?  But You have already given me what I need.  You gave it to me before I could ask.  Lead me to learn how to respond the way heaven responds: with praise and thanksgiving.  Guide me in the upward way of living so that I may joyfully live into this life of faith You have given me.

Lord Jesus, I should be praising You, but often I come to You asking for things.  Guide me, Lord, so that I may come more often praising and less often asking.  You are the worthy Savior of my soul.  Thank You for all that You have done for all who will come through grace into Your glorious and eternal presence.  May I praise You all day long with thanksgiving and Psalms of praise.  Amen.