After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
We conclude the prayer wheel this week with praise. We started off with worship, asked for His Will to be done, then to provide our daily needs, to forgive us as we forgive others, to deliver us from evil and now we’re bringing it all back to praising Him. To me, I like making the analogy of a “praise sandwich.” After all the things that have been asked for during your prayer time, it’s important to close with praise. Remind yourself who is the one that will answer those prayers.
He is worthy of all praise and adoration.
Praise reminds us of WHO Jesus is- the powerful, mighty, God.
Praise opens our hearts to exercising faith- He’s done things before, He can do it again.
One key point is that praise/worship opens our hearts into reminding us of God’s inherent qualities and all the things He has already done. Try it and see, you’ll find your faith growing. Your doubts will begin to slip away. Jesus loves us beyond all imagination. He wants to give us good things! He wants only for our good. Everything truly will work out for He is a good God! All things are good and right in His hands! Praise be to God who always causes us to triumph in His name! We have overcome by the power of Jesus! Praise be to our King who fights our battles for us! The One who goes before us and covers us from behind! Thank You Jesus! Thank You that when we come in faith believing, we can even move mountains!!!