Daily Reflections

The Content of Our Praise

April 27, 2023 Mary Kassian

Let the whole earth shout joyfully to God! Sing about the glory of his name. —Psalm 66:1–2

When it comes to praising the Lord, many of us get stuck after voicing a few “Praise the Lords” and “Hallelujahs” and don’t know what else to say. Praise is much richer and deeper than these churchy clichés. According to Psalm 66:2, we praise by proclaiming “the glory of his name.”

Did you know that there are hundreds of names of God recorded in the Bible? Each one reveals something special about His character and personality. Praise involves identifying and acknowledging these things. Just as an enamored lover expresses admiration for his beloved—telling her that he loves the way her eyes sparkle or the scent of her skin— so we, in prayers of praise, can speak of the glories of the Lord. There is much to praise, for His wonders are many.

As the Psalmist said, “Praise the Lord! . . . Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough?” (Psalm 106:1–2 NLT).

Make it Personal

Choose one of the names of God and make it the focus of your prayers today.