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Mark D. Roberts

Excerpt
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised.
Psalm 96:4

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Prayer
Indeed, O God, You are great, and Your greatness calls forth praise:

great praise,
exuberant praise,
continuous praise,
unfettered praise,
expansive praise,
heartfelt praise,
grateful praise,
humble praise,
colorful praise,
flowing praise,
musical praise,
echoing praise,
elaborate praise,
simple praise,
joyful praise,
hopeful praise,
committed praise,
awed praise,
intimate praise,
surrendered praise,
childlike praise,
solitary praise,
congregational praise,
reflective praise,
spontaneous praise,
loud praise,
silent praise,
rational praise,
emotional praise,
ecstatic praise,
early praise,
late praise,
traditional praise,
contemporary praise,
chanted praise,
spoken praise,
shouted praise,
whispered praise,
seasonal praise,
daily praise,
unceasing praise . . . .

And that’s just the beginning. For You are great, Lord, and greatly to be praised!
Postscript
“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
German original by Joachim Neander (1680).
Translation by Catherine Winkworth (1863).
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.
Praise to the Lord, Who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?
Praise to the Lord, Who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.
Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
Pray the Psalms is one of my devotional websites. The other is Pray the Gospels.

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