Tuesday, February 14, 2017

His Marvelous Works


Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
tell of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvelous works among all the peoples!
Psalm 96:2-3

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Heavenly Father, We do love to sing songs of praise to you and about you. Thank you for the joy in our hearts because of what you have done for us, because of what you're like and because of the amazing miracle that we are yours forever. Please help us to show that joy to the world so that they can see how wonderful you are, too.  We want everyone to know and love you as we do.  We want everyone to seek and find you and your great gift of salvation.  We look greatly forward to the day when your name will be exalted among all nations, to the day when all of the glory and honor that belongs to you is freely offered by all. Please help us not to hold back anything that you desire from us, but to remember what a privilege it is to be known and loved by you, and because we love you in return, to serve you with all that we are and have, which are gifts from you.  In Jesus' most highly exalted, wonderful name, Amen.

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.  For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.  He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet.  He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.  God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.  Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.  For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.  God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.  The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted. Psalm 47:1-9

The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.  Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.  Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.  The King is mighty, he loves justice— you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.  Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy. Psalm 99:1-5 

Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, you his servants; praise the name of the LORD.  Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore.  From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.  The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,  who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?  He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;  he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.  He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD. Psalm 113:1-9 

This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:  In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.  Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.  He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.  Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD. Isaiah 2:1-5