Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
— Psalm 146:1-2 (KJV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
"Hallelujah!" This is a hallelujah Psalm! "Praise the LORD" is our translation for "Hallelujah!" What I love about this Psalm are the dimensions of praise given here: my soul, all my life, and as long as live. That is pretty all-encompassing. Our lives are to be a "holy praise" to the LORD as long as we have life! So how's your praise? Only been letting it out at church? Mmmm, maybe it's time to let the rest of your life have a few hallelujahs!
I praise you, God of Israel and God of the Covenant, for your mighty work bringing salvation through Israel to all nations through Jesus Christ. My heart praises you for your joy and comfort, my head praises you for all your wondrous creation, and my soul praises you for your abiding presence through the Holy Spirit. Please hear my life, my heart, and my voice and they all cry, "Hallelujah!" to you, who alone are God! In the name of the Messiah Jesus, I pray. Amen.