Pure praise. What does that look like dear God? To stop myself from moving; to stop my mind from racing thoughts; to approach you with nothing but praise. Shedding all my earthly chains for this moment, I come before you empty. I lift my empty hands to you dear God and exalt your name. You are worthy of all praise. All I am is because of you. You are deserving of all praise.
“Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150
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7 thoughts on “Morning Praise — Emptied”
What a beautiful thought, to come before Him empty. I need to work on this. My mind is often racing with to-do’s. I know that it’s distracting, but it’s difficult to let go sometimes.
So difficult to clear my mind. Even thinking about doing it can be distracting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
He alone is worthy and deserving of our praise. Praise is a beautiful moment with our Heavenly Father: a way to acknowledge and thank Him for all He has done and continue to do.
Amen. Praise God! Blessings.
Psalm 150 is great; it shows everything and everywhere there is to praise the Lord. That is to say we have voices, instruments, hands, feet, churches, and everywhere else we go in the world to praise Him. The twelve imperatives are then accented by the statement: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.” Great stuff!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insight on this Psalm. I like how the Psalms culminate with such wonderful praise to God. Blessings!
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