It is so good to praise the Lord. My soul doth magnify the Lord. With all my heart, I worship the Lord God in Spirit and truth. With David, I give praise through Psalm 118. 1“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” The Lord God has surely heard our cries and have shown unto us mercy. 1“Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.” Yes, Jesus is the messiah to come and has saved us all from our sins. All blessings and honor to His glorious Name. 1“The Lord is exalted”, and lifted up high in all the earth and the heavens. There is beauty and strength in the hands of our Savior. What He can do for our lives is greater than all things. 1“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” People may deceive us but Jesus will never forsake us. Confide in Him and all things shall work out for the greater good. The Lord shall lead us by the hand and guide us straightway to heaven. 1“This gate of the Lord” is where 1“the righteous shall enter.” Everyone that puts their trust in God shall be ushered into God’s presence. Because God is holy, we are made holy through Him. Through Jesus, we can do greater things in this life. Follow Him above all and not man. Lift up the Lord in prayer and worship. Give Him thanks and bless His holy Name. For He is mighty to save.
Let it be my witness that the Lord God is almighty and willing to save us as sinners. He is all merciful and kind. 1“I called upon the Lord in distress” and 1“the Lord answered me.” In the middle of all my addictions, He showed me what was wrong with my life and gave me power to turn away from my sins. 1“The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.” Instead, He has delivered me out of darkness and into His light. God did not forsake me but took me in and showed me compassion. 1“The Lord helped me” through the hard times and I am changed through His blood. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. 1“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” I am safe in the arms of Jesus. 1“The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.” He has made me confident through the Holy Spirit. 1“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” His boldness is shown through me, as I testify in the name of Jesus. It is an honor to make Jesus the king of my life. With all my heart I proclaim, 1“open to me the gates of righteousness”, for I am Yours. In regards to Your ways, 1“I will go into them” You are my delight and my salvation. 1“Thou art my God, and I will praise thee.” It is a blessing to give thanks and exalt thee.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, we praise You. Through the storms of life, You have come through. You have heard our cries and shown us great mercy. Nothing is like Your compassion. Nothing is like Your kindness and love. Your compassion has pierced through every bit of shame and raised me up into newness of life. Your love has broken every chain and brought me into Your light. I made new through Your blood. What was once sadness has been replaced with gladness. All my fears are gone, for You have come to my rescue. I am safe in Your arms. Nothing can lead me away from Your love. You have made me confident in my faith. My zeal to follow You increases day by day. The day that You forgave my sins, a fire was lit in my soul to serve You, my King. It is an honor to walk with You, my Lord. You are all mighty to save. All blessings and honor to Your holy Name. All the praises to You, my God. I lift You up higher than all things. My heart sings out to You, my Savior and friend. I rejoice in the Messiah, that has come, to save us all from our sins. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 118 (KJV)
1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
5 I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.
6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
20 This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.