Verbalizing Our Praise

In the past 5 months, we’ve added something to the end of our evening family Bible time which has become very special. We share praises. Yes, simply put, something we saw the Lord do in our life or those around us that day. It’s been an awesome way of verbalizing what God is doing! Last night, we were reading in Mark, and this verse struck me.

“… Go home to thy friends, and tell them how
great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath
had compassion on thee.” Mark 5:19

What great thing has the Lord done for YOU today?


8 thoughts on “Verbalizing Our Praise”

  1. Wonderful you’ve incorporated this into your Bible time. I keep a prayer journal and everyday I write my joys. Doing this has helped me immensely in focusing on the positive in my life, and not drown in the dark world of my grief. I’m doing well, very well, right now; happy for the first time in along time. God has blessed me in some amazing ways, and I truly feel happy. Last week, in our church service we have a time for sharing joys and concerns.

    Blessings, Mari

  2. Aw, so wonderful!! This is an encouraging reminder. Thank you! 🙂 He is so worthy of our praise!!!

    “Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.” IPsalms? ?147:1? ?

    You are always a blessing to me!

  3. I would like to praise the Lord for allowing me to live. I had a small stroke on Sunday. I am 51 years old. I have no physical residual effects. I am so thankful. I’m holding tight to the Lord for my emotions. I am overwhelmed and fearful. I look forward to praising Him when he takes my fear. I trust He will!!

    That is a great reason to praise Him!

  4. That’s a great thing to do! (Isn’t that Mark 5:19 though?)

    Yes, thank you. Will get it fixed.

  5. Do you have or offer any guided studies? I would be interested in a step by step Bible time guide. Maybe a weekly walk through of what passages you all are reading and conversation/bullet points?

    I’m trying to help my sister with her faith right now as she’s struggling, and any advice would be helpful!


    We usually go through the New Testament. One person reads two verses, comments on his verses, and then it is open for family discussion. There are seven of us at home now, and we go two rounds with that, stopping and marking where we are unless it is near the end of a chapter. Then we will finish the chapter. At the end of that time, we each pick a verse from what we have read that we want to apply to our lives. We go around the room and each share our verse and why we chose it. After that we share praises and close with a hymn. Sometimes we will go back to Psalms and Proverbs and then to the New Testament and every few years, we will start at Genesis and go straight through.

  6. About a year ago my husband decided to add an alarm to our phone that goes off every 2 hours beginning at 8am. Each time the alarm goes off, each family member verbalizes a praise to Jesus. They are varied and we have really noticed a change in attitudes and general spiritual health of our family.

    Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Psalm 119:164

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