Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
~ Psalm 105:1-2
I have spent the last week and a half looking briefly at prayer from different religious traditions. Starting today I am going to look at different types of prayer and post examples from different traditions of each type over a week to 10 days. I know I am benefiting from this exercise and I hope you will too. – JAC
Adoration [noun] 1. the act of paying honor, as to a divine being / worship;
2. reverent homage; 3. fervent and devoted love.
Prayers of praise and adoration are found in almost every religious tradition, from Jewish Psalms to Hindu Bhajans, Christian Hymns to the Muslim takbir. These types of prayer are said, chanted, or sung to simply praise the Supreme Being(s) and extol the love, compassion, greatness, and/or power of the worshiper’s Deity.
1 Sing a new song to the Lord!
Sing to the Lord, all the world!
2 Sing to the Lord, and praise him!
Proclaim every day the good news that he has saved us.
3 Proclaim his glory to the nations,
his mighty deeds to all peoples.
4 The Lord is great and is to be highly praised;
he is to be honored more than all the gods.
5 The gods of all other nations are only idols,
but the Lord created the heavens.
6 Glory and majesty surround him;
power and beauty fill his Temple.
7 Praise the Lord, all people on earth;
praise his glory and might.
8 Praise the Lord’s glorious name;
bring an offering and come into his Temple.
(Psalm 96:1-8 [GNT])
This Week’s Affirmation:
“Each day I am getting better and better.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)