Praise and Thanks
Bible Reading: Psalm 105:1-5
Sunday 17 January 2021 © The Upper Room.
When my son was two years old, he would sometimes greet me with these words, “Go away!” A few years later, he would say, “Do you have any sweets,?” As my son becomes older, his words to people change.
Before we were Christians, we may have said to God, “Go away. I don’t want You in my life.” Then after we became Christians, our prayers might have been only asking God to give us things. But, if we want to be mature Christians, our prayers should be filled with praise and thanks to God.
As my grandson grows older, his conversation becomes more mature. In the same way, as we grow in Christ, we should say more praises and thanks to God. Our Bible verses encourage us to share our praises with God.
Think about your prayer life today. Are your prayers just a list of things you want God to give you? Be sure that your prayers give praise and thanks to God for all He has done for you! —NM
Psalm 105:1 “Thank the Lord! Worship his name. Tell the nations about the wonderful things he does.”
PRAYER: God, I praise You and thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.