Day 1 - A Day Of Praise


Oh God our God,

There is no one holy like You.  There is no God besides You.  The God who brings death and life.  The God who sends poverty and wealth, who humbles and exalts, who sets the foundations of the earth.  (1 Samuel 2:1-7)  We praise You today for You are a God that we can know and love, that You have put Your law in our minds and on hearts, and that You have said You would be our God and that we will be Your people.  Thank You for the gift of being able to know You, every one of us, from the least of us to the greatest.  (Jeremiah 33:33,34) 

Though You are a God who is on high, whose throne is in heaven, we thank You that You look upon the lowly and care for us.  We thank You that You are a God who preserves our lives in the midst of trouble, for Your love endures forever.  (Psalm 138:6-8 / Psalm 123:1,2)  We sing a song of praise to You for You are a father to the fatherless and a defender of widows.  You are a God who goes out before Your people to provide abundant showers and to refresh Your weary inheritance.  (Psalm 68:4-10) 

You, Oh Lord, are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.  You are good to all and have compassion on all You have made.  We praise You and desire to tell of the glory of Your kingdom and might so that all men may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.  Thank You that You are faithful to all Your promises and loving toward all You have made.  Thank You that You uphold all who fall and that You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.   (Psalm 145:8-16) 

No one can fathom the wonders You perform.  No one can count Your miracles.  (Job 5:9)  Your greatness no one can fathom.  (Psalm 145:3)  Neither can we fathom what You have done from beginning to end.  (Ecclesiastes 3:11)   The things You planned for us no one can recount to you; were we to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.  (Psalm 40:5)  Yet we know that in Your hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.  (Job 12:10)

© margaret young