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Prayers of Praise

I will give you thanks with my whole heart

This page contains two prayers suitable for saying during worship to lead people in praise to God. The first prayer celebrates the wonder of creation and God's redemptive work, and the second reflects on how God fills our hearts with adoration, peace and inspiration. Further down there are also four uplifting short prayers of praise from the bible, appropriate for reading in a church service or meeting, and a beautiful prayer of thanks and praise, which recalls God's goodness and blessings:-

Prayer of praise and thanksgiving

Almighty God,
You are author of life.
We are in awe of your creation.
The vast oceans reflect your majesty.
The ever changing skies renew our lands.
The deep valleys carry your peace and shelter.

You are saviour of the world.
We are amazed at your grace.
The nations find peace in your forgiveness.
The sufferer hope in your healing hands.
The burdened rest in your promise of heaven.

You are unconditional love.
We are privileged to be filled by your presence.
The youth are filled with your vision.
The old are filled with your wisdom.
The oppressed are unchained by your freedom.
Almighty God, Father, Son and Spirit
We worship you!

(a prayer of praise to God from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
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A Prayer of Praise and Thanks

a printable prayer of praise suitable for a service or newsletter:-
thanksgiving prayer of gratitude to God

Prayer of praise and adoration

My heart is filled with adoration
When I lift my eyes to you.
For you are Lord of all creation,
You make all things new.

My soul is filled with lasting peace
When I close my eyes to sleep.
For you are Lord, you're right beside me
I'm safe within your keep.

My mind is filled with inspiration
When I open my eyes anew.
For you are hope and love outspoken,
Your words are full of truth.

My life is full of aspiration
When I see through eyes that weep.
For you are Lord of the grand and broken,
May I be your hands and feet.

(a contemporary prayer of praise from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

A Short Prayer of Adoration

man standing on mountain summit with hands in the air

Psalm 63

God—you’re my God!
I can’t get enough of you!
I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
traveling across dry and weary deserts.

So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open,
drinking in your strength and glory.
In your generous love I am really living at last!
My lips brim praises like fountains.
I bless you every time I take a breath;
My arms wave like banners of praise to you.

(Psalm 63:1-4, The Message)

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Prayer of Praise in the Psalms

Good verses to read during worship as an exhortation to praise God:-

Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.

Psalm 95:1-2, (NLT)

A Prayer of Thankfulness to God!

An inspiring prayer of praise with uplifting images & music:-

King David's Prayer of Praise

Therefore David blessed the LORD before all the assembly; and David said,

"You are blessed, LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty! For all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all; and in your hand is power and might; and it is in your hand to make great, and to give strength to all. Now therefore, our God, we thank you, and praise your glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29:10-13, (NHEB)

Psalm 34

I will always praise the Lord.
With all my heart,
I will praise the Lord.
Let all who are helpless,
listen and be glad.

Honor the Lord with me!
Celebrate his great name.

(Psalm 34:1-3, CEV)