Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.— Psalm 100:4-5 NIV
Praise is a response of faith, which believes that God is good, hears our prayers and has an answer to our desperate need. Complaint agrees with the problem, but praise is powerful in agreeing with God and His loving faithfulness.
Lord, we are sorry for complaining and empowering the forces of evil behind the problems we face.
We look to You with the eyes of faith and see afresh Your goodness, Your loving kindness, and Your forbearance. We begin to perceive that You have a greater plan and purpose, and You are calling us in our confusion to return to You and trust You again.
We thank You for the deliverances we read about in the Bible and the ones we have seen in our lives. We thank You for every answered prayer. We praise You for Your goodness, Your love, and Your faithfulness. You are the same as You have always been. You are about Your work of salvation, which comes to us through Your Son Jesus in whose name we pray. Amen.
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