The Power OF Praise Part One

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  1. DeaneMc profile image60
    DeaneMcposted 9 years ago

    The Power Of Praise & Worship

    Acts 16:23-26 "And when they had laid many stripes upon
    them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to
    keep them safely:
    (24) Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into
    the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
    (25) And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang
    praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
    (26) And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the
    foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all
    the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed."

    It starts with the arrest of Paul and Silas. Because they
    had cast a spirit of divination out of a girl, the local
    Philippian authorities beat them and then threw them into
    jail. Along with the trauma of the severe beating, they
    were fastened in stocks which clamped their arms and legs
    in an immobile position, causing cramps and loss of
    circulation. The atmosphere there was depressing. According
    to the standards of that day, a prison was more like the
    resemblance of a dungeon. A dark, damp, stench-ridden
    place, with no facility for waste or comforts of any kind.

    Yet, in spite of the throbbing pain in their bodies and the
    disheartening atmosphere, at midnight Paul and Silas were
    heard praying and singing praise worship to God! What a
    strange sound this must have been to the other prisoners,
    who were used to only hearing the groans or cursings of
    those who had been beaten.

    Then suddenly, there was an earthquake that shook the
    prison! The doors flung open, and amazingly, the bonds of
    Paul, Silas, and every other prisoner were released! What
    caused this mighty discharge of power?
    Praise Worship brings us into God's Powerful Presence

    Paul and Silas knew the secret of how to lift their hearts
    above their troubles and enter into God's powerful
    presence. Through praise worship their hearts were raised
    into the joyous presence and peace of God, and provided God
    a channel for his power to operate in their circumstances.

  2. Tamarii2 profile image60
    Tamarii2posted 9 years ago


  3. Make  Money profile image76
    Make Moneyposted 9 years ago

    This is a real nice series on the Power of Praise DeaneMc.

    I hope you don't mind if I collect the other two parts and post them here so they stay together.

    The Power Of Praise -Part Two

    The Power Of Praise- Part Three

    The Angelus is a traditional form of praise for the Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches.  The Angelus is usually accompanied by the ringing of the Angelus bell (6:00 am, noon, and 6:00 pm), which is to spread good-will to everyone on Earth.  The angel referred to in the prayer is the Angel Gabriel, a messenger of God who revealed to Mary that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God (Luke 1:26-27).

    I find this to be an extremely beautiful version of the Angelus.


  4. getpaidtopost profile image40
    getpaidtopostposted 9 years ago

    Very nice choice, wish there where more like you. however nowadays it seems everyone has a faith but no longer follows that faith, How the world has changed and I am only 32 years old. years ago everyone I knew had a faith of some sort if not they at least had respect for all. Now its not so nice. Terror, gangwar, and that's just on our streets. I Only wish I knew the final outcome of it all.

  5. Make  Money profile image76
    Make Moneyposted 9 years ago

    Yeah imagine at one time when the Angelus bell was wrung the men would take there hats off and everyone would stop what they were doing to say the Angelus.  Yeah it wasn't that long ago when everyone had faith or at least had respect for all.  For sure getpaidtopost, how the world has changed.

    1. Wake Up Call Min. profile image60
      Wake Up Call Min.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Praise should come naturally. Jesus is worthy to be praised.  When you think about ALL that He has done for you, how could you not have the desire to praise him. God's love is of His free will thus is my ministry. In essence just as it is giving unto me freely I share the good news of the gospel freely.

  6. Lady_E profile image68
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    Praise is Powerful.  In Psalm 23 it says God inhabits the Praises of His people.  Try praising God for 1 hour non-stop. Just singing worship songs and praising Him.  Something beautiful will  definitely happen in your life.
    (Having said this I'm not saying if you need anything from God. praise Him for 1 hr).

    He knows all our needs already and when we praise Him, He can meet those needs without us even asking. In 2 Chronicles 20:22  states "When they began to sing and to praise, the Lord sent ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab and mount Seir".
    Deane has written what happened to Paul and Silas.

    Sometime ago, I applied for a job that was £6,000 more than the job I was presently in. I got the job but one of my two references gave me a bad reference. The people offering the job to me said that something just didn't add up bcos they liked me and they invited me for a second interview. I had praised God for about an hour before going for that interview.  Long story short - I got the Job. I sincerely believe God intervened. It was also a big promotion for me. Thats just one of many Testimonies.

    Praise God. God Loves it and if God is happy with you, He'll certain bless you with your cup running over.....

    Also, when you praise God, it gives you peace in your heart.
    O.K enough said, before I use up all the Hub pages. lol.

    1. DeaneMc profile image60
      DeaneMcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is such an awesome feeling when we can get into praise so much that we can shut the whole world out and it seems at that time, nothing else seems to matter. For truly I do believe we draw near to God. And He is well pleased...

  7. Make  Money profile image76
    Make Moneyposted 9 years ago

    Here's another form of praise that Theresa put me on to today.  I like it.


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