Friday, July 26, 2019
Nothing is like the joy of being in Christ’s presence, worshipping and praising him. Praise brings us closer to God. It lifts us up to higher levels of communion with our Maker and Savior. When we praise him, we enter into deeper spiritual experiences with him. When we praise God, others are drawn to Christ. Praise is a catalyst that opens up the way for miracles to happen.
I pray for my Muslim friends to experience the inexpressible, glorious joy and peace that come only through faith in Christ. Lord God, do a miracle among Muslims this week. Open their hearts to praise the Lamb who was slain for the sin of the world and who now sits upon the throne of infinite majesty. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon them so that they will worship the One who is worthy to be adored, the true God, our Maker and Savior.
Blessed King of the Ages, help Muslims to behold the face of Jesus Christ. May they break forth into worship and praise, giving him glory, honor and power. May a new realization of your love for them bubble up in their hearts. May they experience holy exhilaration in your presence. May the joy of the Lord fill their beings. May their mouths be filled with praise and their tongues shout the glories of Christ.
Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalms 103:1-5, NIV).