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Seven Ways to Praise The Lord

Did you know there were seven “ways to praise” the Lord in worship? Seven distinct Hebrew words used for His praise. Psalm 100:4 uses four of these words in just one verse. All told, these seven words are used 754 times in the Old Testament. 
We should not need to ask why God would put so many times and so many ways to praise the Lord. Praising that which is praiseworthy not only lifts up God, but it helps us.
Don’t you enjoy telling someone else how good something was? When you find a really good restaurant, don’t you go around to others and “praise” the food? 
It brings an attitude of gratitude in our hearts. We look for the good in all of the bad. Prayer meetings often center around the hurting, sick and dying, but worship is a celebration of Great our God is. No wonder the Lord dwells in the praise of His people. We should too. Let us raise His praise.

Worship (Hebrew Halal) used 165 times, it is the root word from which we get Hallelujah. See Ps. 113:1[1]
Obeisance (Hebrew Barak) u…

Daily Praying the Word

PRAYING GOD’S WORD: More than 300 Bible verses are included in this book to effectively guide you in praying God’s infallible Word back to Him. Twelve times in Psalm 119 the writer tells of God’s faithfulness “according to Your Word”:
      to cleanse us as we obey (v. 9),       to revive us when we’re discouraged (v. 25),       to strengthen us in sadness (v. 28),       to save us in love (v. 41),       to receive God's mercy (v. 58),       to do good to us (v. 65),       to comfort us (v. 76),       to renew us (v. 107),       to uphold us (v. 116),       to protect us (v. 154),       to teach us (v. 169), and       to answer our prayers (170)
One way of praying God’s word is to paraphrase a verse into a prayer of your own. For instance, when you read…
6Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8And having food and clothing, with these we will be content. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 3Give us day by day ou…

Saturday Praying the Word

Worship Service/Sunday School
Please Pray:  ...that our worship would honor God. 
“When I look into Your holiness,  When I gaze into Your loveliness,  When all things that surround  Become shadows in the light of You.  I worship You, I worship You.  The reason I live is to worship You.”

1. Worship Service  …That we would truly worship God. 1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1 8Oh, give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the peoples! 9Sing to Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk of all His wondrous works! 10Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord.  1 Chronicles 16:8-10 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:23-24
…People are invited by friends, drawn by God’s Holy Spirit, and welcomed. 9“Th…

Friday Praying the Word

Church Ministry; Governing Authorities
Please Pray: ...for the direct ministry our church has to Killeen. ....for those in our government, who minister to us (Rom. 13:4, 6).
“Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling, ‘Come follow Me!’  And we see where Thy footprints falling,  Lead us to Thee.  Footprints of Jesus  that make the pathway glow; we will follow the steps of Jesus  wherever they go.

1. Adult, Youth, Children and Preschool Ministries. That we would impact the world. 4Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever th…

Thursday Praying the Word

FBC Supported Missions
Please Pray: ...for the various committees which work to direct and support the ministry of First Baptist Church …for the kingdom of God to be advanced in all His church, not only in our own church, denomination or area.
“Oh Lord You're beautiful, 
Your face is all I seek, For when Your eyes are on this child, 
Your grace abounds to me.”
If you would like a print out of this prayer guide pdf version of it, let me know. 
1. Various church ministries and committees 2Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Luke 10:2 16“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 40The disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. Luke 6:40 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Fathe…

Wednesday Praying the Word

Making Disciples
Please Pray: ...that we would glorify God through making disciples, fulfilling the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-31) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
“O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee; For Thou in Thine atonement, didst give Thyself for me; I own no other Master, My heart shall be Thy throne; My life I give,henceforth to live, O Christ, for Thee alone.”
1. The Great Commandment: Pray that we show our love for God and each other. 30 “ ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
12This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.   John 15:12
35By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35
20“I do not pray for these alone, but also f…