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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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3. Praise

One of the reasons many of us find prayer unfulfilling and difficult is because we are unable to concentrate on God. Thoughts of our workplace, home, or other activities continuously intrude upon our consciousness, distracting us from prayer. The easiest way to get rid of the distractions is to sing songs of praise, and to sing them loudly! Within a few minutes, we will notice that a lot of the thoughts that were diverting our attention have disappeared. If we continue to be distracted, we can continue to sing. St. Augustine said that to “sing is to pray twice” so we can’t lose by singing.

There are other reasons to sing songs of praise, and one of them is illustrated in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 16:16-26). It unleashes the power of God in our lives and smashes the chains of bondage.

The Prayer

Intersperse songs with free praise, using one of Jesus’s many titles, echoing each one with: “Praise you, Jesus” or “Praise you, Lord.”

You are the Rock [1 Corinthians 10:4]
You are the Lord of Glory [1 Corinthians 2:8]
You are our Passover [1 Corinthians 5:7]
You are the Word of Life [1 John 1:1]
You are the Advocate [1 John 2:1]
You are the Bishop of Souls [1 Peter 2:25]
You are our Mediator [1 Timothy 2:5]
You are the King of Kings [1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14]
You are the Lord of Lords [1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14]
You are the True Vine [John 15:1]
You are the Bread of Life [John 6:35,48]
You are the Light of the World [John 8:12]
You are our Savior [2 Peter 2:20;3:18]
You are the Prince of Life [Acts 3:15]
You are the Just One [Acts 7:52]
You are the True God [1 John 5:20]
You are the Shepherd of our Souls [1 Peter 2:25]
You are our Ransom [1 Timothy 2:6]
You are the First Born [Colossians 1:15]
You are the I AM [Exodus 3:14; John 8:58]
You are the Angel of the Lord [Exodus 3:2; Judges 13:15-18]
You are the Lamb of God [John 1:29,36]
You are the Horn of Salvation [Luke 1:69]
You are the Holy One of God [Mark 1:24]
You are the Plant of Renown [Ezekiel 34:29]
You are the Desire of all Nations [Haggai 2:7]
You are the Author of our Faith [Hebrews 12:2]
You are the Heir of all Things [Hebrews 1:2]
You are the Captain of Salvation [Hebrews 2:10]
You are the Great High Priest [Hebrews 4:14]
You are the Forerunner [Hebrews 6:20]
You are our Surety [Hebrews 7:22]
You are the Glory of the Lord [Isaiah 40:5]
You are the Holy One of Israel [Isaiah 41:14]
You are the Arm of the Lord [Isaiah 51:9;53:1]
You are Emmanuel, God with Us [Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23]
You are our Counsellor [Isaiah 9:6]
You are the Prince of Peace [Isaiah 9:6]
You are the Redeemer [Job 19:25; Isaiah 59:20;60:16]
You are the Good Shepherd [John 10:14]
You are the Door [John 10:7]
You are the Resurrection and Life [John 10:14]
You are the Life, the Truth, the Way [John 14:6]
You are the Word of God [Revelations 19:13]
You are the Almighty [Revelations 1:18]
You are the Deliverer [Romans 11:26]
You are the Lion of Judah [Revelations 5:5]
You are the Alpha and Omega [Revelations 1:8;22:13]
You are the Wisdom of God [1 Corinthians 1:24]
You are our Righteousness [1 Corinthians 1:30]
You are our Sanctification [1 Corinthians 1:30]
You are our Redemption [1 Corinthians 1:30]
You are the Cornerstone [1 Peter 2:6]
You are our Hope [1 Timothy 1:1]



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