Saturday, August 9, 2008

Preparing Our Hearts

Let Us Praise

O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know!
I can never escape from your spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night – but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are both alike to you. You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me! Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. (Psalm 139)
Lord I lift your Wonderful Name in Praise, for You are the Great God of heaven and earth My maker and sustainer.

Let Us Worship
Most Holy One to Your Holy tabernacle we come to worship, O Lord we bow down in Your Holy Presence. To Your Name we give glory for You are our loving God and fortress, our stronghold and our deliverer, our shield, our shelter in the midst of every storm.
Lord, You are Great and most worthy of our worship. Your greatness no one can fathom, for You Lord are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. You are the maker of heaven and earth. You remain faithful forever. Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Lord we worship You. Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! Lord we exalt you; we magnify your Holy Name; the Name above every Name; No other Name is higher than your Name O Lord. There is no situation out of Your reach, Lord you have all authority. Lord we lift you up, giving all glory to Your Holy Name. The Lord reigns forever, Glory to the Lord our Rock. Glory and praise to the Lord God who is faithful, full of compassion, and mercy, Your mercies are new every morning, we give glory to Your Most Holy Name. You are the Lord who lifts up those who are bowed down. We worship you Lord for when we look to the mountains You are there, our everlasting help. We worship You Lord because You have loved us with an unfailing love.
Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious. The Lord our God reigns forever and ever.

Let Us Pray Heavenly Father, prepare my heart for worship, remove all which is displeasing to You. Let nothing but Your Holy Spirit reign in me, filling me with Your goodness, grace, mercy, faith and love. I humbly bow in prayer asking for cleansing, remove this heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh. Renew in me a right spirit. O Father let my praise, my worship truly be for real let it flow not just from my lips but from my soul until it reflects you and become a sweet fragrance unto You. Lord I love you may my adoration be in my walk, my speech, my all, that You are magnified, lifted up and given all Glory. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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10 comments:

Joyfulsister said...

Hi My Sister..
Please come to my blog I have two awards for you!!
Hugz Lorie

Kathryn said...

Beautifully, beautifully expressed. Praise God for His love and majesty!

Nancie said...

Hi God Chaser,

I thank God that He enables us to meet through WFW and TT. I enjoyed your posts.

Thanks for visiting me and for your encouragements too. I am in the midst of sharing two awards with friends (Share The Love Award and Friendship Award) and I am including you as well. Looks like Lorie has gone ahead of me! But do come over anyway and receive a double portion! Take care and God bless you and family always.

With appreciation and prayers,
Nancie

Charlotte said...

You have a wonderful blog. I will come back here and read more of the things you have written. I'm glad you shared on Spiritual Sundays. We all need all the encouragement we can get.
Blessings,
Charlotte

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

You have such a beautiful spirit, and so much to offter. Thank-you so much for being a part of Spiritual Sunday. I hope you will offer words every Spiritual Sunday.
Ginger

GOD'S LADIE said...

All I can say is "Hallelujah"! Praise you, Sovereign GOD!

Blessings,
LaTonya

lady jhunnelle said...

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Blessings

Sharon said...

Wonderful Post. Thank You!
You give me so much encouragement, everytime I read your posts.
We praise him and give him all the glory.
Hugggsss to you.
Have a blesssed week
Sharon

YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

Michele W. said...

Thank you for a most heart lifting post.

Joyfulsister said...

Amen Amen !!
I had to come back and read this through, so powerful and so uplifting.
I know when I come here I will walk away with even more joy in my spirit.
From the beginning to the end of this post the Lord is glorified and so worthy to be praised.
Thank you Lord for my sistah who continues to bring me to a higher place of praise concerning you!!