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Evening Prayer of Praise – Psalm 8

Psalms 8:1-9 KJVA

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.    Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.  When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;    what is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.    Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:  all sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;  the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea,  and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.  O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

A21 Prayer Guide – Day One


For their strength and salvation

Psalm 138:7, Isaiah 40:29, Luke 19:10

For their protection, freedom and justice

Psalm 82:4, Psalm 103:6; Psalm 146:7

For their hope and healing

Psalm 40:1-3, Jeremiah 30:17, 31:17
PSALM 138:7 NET – Even when I must walk in the midst of danger, you revive me. You oppose my angry enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
ISAIAH 40:29 NET – He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy.
LUKE 19:10 NET – For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

PSALM 82:4 NET – Rescue the poor and needy! Deliver them from the power of the wicked!
PSALM 103:6 NET – The Lord does what is fair, and executes justice for all the oppressed.
PSALM 146:7 NET – vindicates the oppressed, and gives food to the hungry. The Lord releases the imprisoned.

PSALM 40:1-3 NET – I relied completely on the Lord , and he turned toward me and heard my cry for help. He lifted me out of the watery pit, out of the slimy mud. He placed my feet on a rock and gave me secure footing. He gave me reason to sing a new song, praising our God. May many see what God has done, so that they might swear allegiance to him and trust in the Lord !
JEREMIAH 30:17 NET – Yes, I will restore you to health. I will heal your wounds. I, the Lord , affirm it! For you have been called an outcast, Zion, whom no one cares for.”
JEREMIAH 31:17 NET – Indeed, there is hope for your posterity. Your children will return to their own territory. I, the Lord , affirm it!

The Praise-Filled Life VIII

Isaiah 40:28-31 NIRV – Don’t you know who made everything? Haven’t you heard about him? The Lord is the God who lives forever. He created everything on earth. He won’t become worn out or get tired. No one will ever know how great his understanding is.  He gives strength to those who are tired. He gives power to those who are weak.  Even young people become worn out and get tired. Even the best of them trip and fall.  But those who trust in the Lord will receive new strength. They will fly as high as eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not grow weak.

PSALM 18:32-33 NIRV – God gives me strength for the battle. He makes my way perfect.  He makes my feet like the feet of a deer. He helps me stand on the highest places.

The Hope That Energizes

By Michael Youssef, Ph.D.

Have you ever been so discouraged that you could not sleep? Have you ever been so worn out by life’s troubles that you could not rest? Weariness of the soul exhausts us. To those who know this exhaustion, God offers a hope that energizes us:

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:28-31).

The prophet Isaiah told us that those who hope in the Lord have their strength renewed and their energy restored. But how do we acquire this hope?

We become hopeful when we look at what God can do, not at what man has done. Hope wells up in us when we focus on the capabilities of God, not the weakness and inability of man. Hope springs up when we praise God for His perfection—recognizing and acknowledging and trusting in all that he is—rather than giving honor to the feeble attempts and less-than-perfect accomplishments of man.

If you are exhausted at the end of the day, shut yourself in for a while with God. Praise Him with every ounce of energy that remains in you. You will be refreshed, not only mentally and emotionally, but physically. There is a special strength imparted to those who praise the Lord. This kind of strength gives you the power of hope to endure, to persevere, to outlast tough times. It gives you the power to intercede until God gives a breakthrough.

I am 100 percent convinced that the best medicine for spiritual exhaustion is praise.

Prayer: I praise You, Almighty God, for Your energizing power that strengthens me. Where my hope is fading, fill me with Your strength again. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights” (Psalm 18:32-33).

The First Commandment…by Billy Graham


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.

Use Your Mind

Christ touches every area of our lives. He touches our minds and we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. God invites people to use their minds, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 1:18). We are told in Scripture not to be like the horse or mule, “which have no understanding” (Psalm 32:9). Christ declared that we are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. We are told to fear God, to love Christ, and to hate sin. Fear, love, and hate are emotions. Dr. Leslie Weatherhead, preaching at the City Temple in London, said, “What is wrong with emotion? Christianity is falling in love with Christ. Has anyone ever fallen in love without emotion?”

Daily Prayer

May my love for You embrace my whole being, Lord Jesus. Teach me true love.

The Praise-Filled Life – Introduction

GC11The Praise-Filled Life

10 Days

Renew your passion for God as you experience the joy and strength that flow from a praise-filled life. In this 10-day plan, Dr. Michael Youssef shares personal testimonies of the transforming power of worship. Learn to live with a heart that chooses to say, “I will bless the Lord at all times.” This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Youssef’s devotional book, I Praise You, O God.

We would like to thank Leading The Way for providing this plan. For more information, please visit: http://www.leadingtheway.org/

Billy Graham Interprets Phillipians 4:13


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Living in His Power

Jesus had a humble heart. If He abides in us, pride will never dominate our lives. Jesus had a loving heart. If He dwells within us, hatred and bitterness will never rule us. Jesus had a forgiving and understanding heart. If He lives within us, mercy will temper our relationships with our fellowmen. Jesus had an unselfish heart. If He lives in us, selfishness will not predominate, but service to God and others will come before our selfish interests. You say, “That’s a big order!” I admit that. It would be impossible if you had to measure up to Him in your own strength and with your natural heart. Paul recognized that he could never attain this heart purity by his own striving.

Daily Prayer

So live in me today that I will be able to radiate Your love and grace, Jesus.