It’s always good to praise the Lord, but it is particularly critical to do so when I don’t feel like it. It helps me get my focus off of myself and/or my circumstances and back on Jesus and the fact that He is faithful and mighty to save.
To willfully praise Him at such a time, I find it very helpful to use prayers recorded in scripture. One of my favorites is found in I Chron. 29:10-13:
10 Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
Let’s join together in giving much praise to God this week. He is worthy!