Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving

Give Praise, Worship and Thanks

Praise and worship as well as giving thanks are central to Christianity. Believers who understand Christian Daily Living (CDL) know that there are blessings and comfort that come to those who practice praise, worship and thanks to God. This hub should offer a basic introduction and inspiration for meditation and study in your daily walk with God.

  • Bible stats on Praise and Worship
  • The Lord's Prayer or Our Father
  • Thankfulness
  • Worship
  • Words of Jesus, Peter and Paul

Worship God in Sickness

Elderly worshipers. Janette Rone was in cancer treatment when this photo was taken. She never lost her joy or failed to praise and worship God.
Elderly worshipers. Janette Rone was in cancer treatment when this photo was taken. She never lost her joy or failed to praise and worship God. | Source

Bible Stats on Praise and Worship

To understand the importance of praise and worship as a guide to CDL we go back to our source; the Bible. The Bible gives us every guideline for living we need for righteous living. These statistics come from Wiki Answers.com

  • Praise is mentioned in 261 Bible verses.
  • Worship is mentioned in 188 Bible verses.
  • Praise and worship are mentioned together in only 3 Bible verses.

Where Jesus Walked

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A markerNazareth -
Nazareth, Israel
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Jesus Christ grew up in the small working class town of Nazareth.

B markerGethsemane, Israel -
Church of Gethsemane, Derech Jericho, Jerusalem
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Jesus prayed in Gethsemane on the night of his arrest by the Jewish Sanhedrin and the Romans.

C markerBethlehem, Israel -
Bethlehem of Galilee, Israel
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Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem in a stable during the reign of Caesar Augustus.

The Veil Between Here and There

Living believers look forward to the moment when they rejoin their loved ones on the other side of the veil.
Living believers look forward to the moment when they rejoin their loved ones on the other side of the veil. | Source
Faith is activated when you look into the invisible world and pull out and into your hand the miracle you need. i.e... the substance of things hoped for.
Faith is activated when you look into the invisible world and pull out and into your hand the miracle you need. i.e... the substance of things hoped for. | Source

The Gathering

Believers who have gone before us are awaiting the arrival of their loved ones and friends who love God and pray for others. This is one possibility of what they are doing while they wait.

The Gathering

As I linger near the portal,

I can hear you heart felt prayers.

Do not worry. I am coming.

In the throne room; I'll be there.

All together; we'll be praying...

On each side of the veil.

Children are lost and Hell is looming;

Quickly find a place to pray

We will never stop our praying.

Jesus is here! Jesus is here!

© Sandra Mireles 2012

Faith defined: Hebrews 11: 1

The First Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving at Plymouth (1914)
The first Thanksgiving at Plymouth (1914) | Source

Andrea Bocelli: The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Church of all nations
Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Church of all nations | Source
Moku'aikaua Church in Kailua-Kona, is the oldest Christian Church in Hawaii - the gate was constructed circa 1900
Moku'aikaua Church in Kailua-Kona, is the oldest Christian Church in Hawaii - the gate was constructed circa 1900 | Source

Thanksgiving and a Joyful Noise

Listed as a Psalm for grateful praise. This prayer is a wonderful example of praise and worship.

Psalm 100

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Presented here from the New International Version of the Bible

Worship in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre | Source

What You Think About It

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Thanks and Acknowledgement to God

Father, my life is in your hands. I am the servant of the Most High God, the Lord of Hosts, Jesus Christ...the Righteous. My gratitude to you knows no boundary. Your love and sacrifice for me has made my life glad. I am overwhelmed by the love and comfort your Spirit brings daily into my life. I have been blessed by your great sacrifice and forgiveness. In good times and bad times, the Lord of Hosts is my portion. Thank you, Lord for the provision, comfort and power you gave me. I overcome through you. Blessed is the name of the Lord.

© Sandra Mireles 2013

Apostles Peter and Paul

What the Apostle Peter thought about praise:

1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.

What the Apostle Paul thought about giving thanks:

1 Thessalonians 5:16Rejoice always, 17 pray continually,18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Thanks, Thanks, I Give You Thanks

Thanks thanks I give you thanks for all you've done
I am so blessed my soul is at rest
Oh lord I give you thanks

Thank you lord for the strength you give
Simply carry on thru life's toils and tests
The worst and best you never left me alone
You'll always ride beside me and hear me when I pray
And since I first began you've been my dearest friend
I give you all my praise

© Marshall Hall

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Smireles 2 years ago from Texas Author

Blessings to you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving and appreciate you taking the time to comment.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very nice and interesting. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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