Monday, 1 February 2010

iPray: Day 1

Thanksgiving and praise

You deserve the glory
And the honour
Lord we lift our hands in worship
As we lift your Holy Name

For you are GREAT
You do miracles
There is NO ONE else
Like you

Praise the Lord, praise the name of the Lord; praise Him you servants of the Lord, you who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the Lord for the Lord is good; sing praise to His name, for that is pleasant. For the Lord has chosen Jacob (Believer) to be his own, Israel (Believer) to be his treasured possession. Psalm 135: 1-4, Brackets mine

Kabiyesi, Igwe, I enter your gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I come into your courts with praise. The gift of life, totally taken for granted and yet these fingers cannot type without breath in this body. Father, there will never be a time not to praise you, for you have stuck with me through the season, you have been so many things to me, my God, my friend, my Husband, my confidante, my encourager, my counsellor, my provider. Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Tsikendu, you have been my Shepherd, you have been my rock and you have excelled in all.

Lord, I thank you that this day finds me singing your praises, what an awesome privilege it is to know you O lord. The invitation to your banquet was sent to all but Lord thank you for sending someone to remind me to heed the call. Thank you for adopting me into the family of the saints. Ese, Baba, Baba ese, Ese, Olorun mi, Ese Baba. You, who are God alone, looked down at a sinner like me and said, I want her. O Lord, I lie prostrate before your throne of grace as I ponder on your goodness in my life.

From the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, you have made me fearfully and wonderfully. Thank you for a brain that reasons, eyes that see, ears that hear, a mouth that speaks (sometimes too much I know, I'm working on it!!), limbs that move because the brain says so, thank you I can sit in this chair by myself, I can feed myself, I can go out and come in, my circulatory and digestive systems, they dey kampe as well! Thank you Lord.

In a season of prayer it is sometimes easy to see you as a Provider, as a God who answers prayers which you very well are but Lord even without request we are grateful to you O lord. We can pray with confidence because we have a God who answers prayer. We thank you because even in this season, we don't know how to pray but you have blessed us with your Holy Spirit who even intercedes on our behalf.

Today we take the place of that one leper that came back to say Merci, Thank you Lord. For all you have been, for all you are, for all you do, for everything, I'm so grateful unto you. Father you have given me wisdom, you have provided me with knowledge and understanding, there is nothing I have needed your hands have not provided, you have been faithful.

Abba, today a new song is on my lips, not a dirge, not a lament, but a resounding psalm of praise, I praise you in my spirit, I praise you with my lips, I praise you with my hands, I praise you as I meditate on your wonders. All creation gives you praise and I join them today. You are the Lord who ANSWERS, I praise you and I thank you.

I delight in you
I rejoice forever more
Lord I love to magnify your name
Lifting up holy hands
We bring the sacrifice of praise
For blessings past
and for miracles on the way

For all you've done Lord
And all you're doing
For things to come
Yes for blessings on the way

So people, join me and sing and let's start this season of prayer giving thanks to the Almighty God, He definitely deserves our praise. I'm so excited about the next few days and Lord I'm thankful for the testimonies that shall spring forth in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.

Scripture references: Psalm 135, Psalms 145-150

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2010 continues to remain our year of 'The Lord has done this'. Keep rising.


Jaycee said...

Lord, I bless Your Name. For everything You've been, and for everything You will always be. Thank you Father.

Thanks for listening, as we pray. Please bless Zoe even as she's started this project.

jhazmyn said...

I love the worship song you started with and I'm still singing it right now.

Thank You father for another year, another month, another week, another day. Thank You for the gift of grace, thank You for Your presence and Your love. Thank You for who You are...Daily You amaze me.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Dear Lord, many of us are unworthy to open our mouth to give you praise, but You Lord are worthy of all praises and thankgiving, for even whilst we were still SINNERS You gave Your all, just so that we can have a relationship with You.

King of Glory, Mighty JehovaH, I have found You to be Good and Faithful, I have found you to be ever present, I have found you to be my God who stills me. I have found you to be my deliverer and mighty saviour. All I simply want to say is Thank You Lord.

And I pray Lord that you continue to bless this mouth piece, to bless beliver in all her endeavours. That as She has taking this time, this month of Double blessings to praise and Glory Your Goodname, that You reward her with all she desires, and beautify her life. For indeed blessed is she who calls in the Name of the Lord. As she has gone out sowing, she will enjoy the fruit of her Labour. In Jesus Mighty name I have prayed. Amen.

Rita said...

"We can pray with confidence because we have a God who answers prayer."

That song you started with is one of my favourites.

Thank God for this journey that has begun...

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

What an awesome post!!!

For indeed God is good and he's word of alllll honor, adoration, and praise! There is NO one like him, blesseth be his holy name!

My God strengthen you and empower you as you embark on this new journey!

Patrina said...

Lord, as we embark on this month of daily prayers lifted to you in your Holy Place, we ask protection on all the participants of iPray. The enemy loves to throw insults our way to try and defeat our heart songs to you.

Place a protective shield around us, Lord, as we claim your scripture and breathe your anointed words. For greater are YOU O Lord, than he that is in the world. We press on! Holding the banner of Praise high above our heads, lifting voices in one accord "Hosanna to the King of Kings".

May Your will be done on earth and in our perspective lives - according to Your plans and You will.

In Jesus Name - Amen!

Tisha said...

i just bless God because he is good.