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Praise His Name

Posted: May 26, 2016

It’s easy to let our prayers become petition-focused. "I need this, so-and-so needs that, and while you’re at it God, can you take care of this other problem too?" Petition focused prayers aren’t all bad, but they’re only part of the puzzle. In Jesus’ prayer model in Matthew 6:9-13, his prayer starts with praise, glorifying God and worshipping his holiness. 

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.”

- Psalm 100:4

Lord Jesus, you are holy and worthy to be praised. Thank you for guiding me in how to pray. Thank you for always being good and always being faithful. Help me to begin my prayers with your praise. In Jesus’ name, amen.