Welcome to Wednesday’s Praise and Worship Session! I will praise thee, O Lord God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. (Psalm 86:12) O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. (Psalm 95:6) O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. (Psalm 96:9) Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his Holiness. (Psalm 97:12) Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy. (Psalm 99:5)
We have come to this place in time, and have gathered in His name, to worship the Lord of Hosts, Jesus Christ our King. We were created to worship Him. So forget about yourselves, and concentrate on Him, because we have come to offer ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable unto Him. Have you prepared yourself for worship? Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes 12:13) “Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His Holiness; the nourishment of mind with His truth; the purifying of imagination with His Beauty; the opening of the heart to His love; the surrender of will to His purpose-and all of this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable.” (William Temple)
Let us worship Him today, because of who He is, the LORD our maker. Expect an exchange. It is inevitable. Once you have been in the presence of God, you are no longer the same. There will be a fragrance of His presence upon you, an aroma of sweet perfume. An anointing of fresh oil will be upon you, because of His presence. O come let us worship Him. There is no God, like unto our God! He is Jehovah-Jireh, The Lord Our Provider; He is Jehovah-Rapha, The Lord That Healeth Thee; He is Jehovah-Nissi, The Lord Our Banner, A Banner Of Love And Protection; He is Jehovah-Shalom, The Lord Our Peace; He is Jehovah-Tsidkenu, The Lord Our Righteousness; He is Jehovah-Shammah, The One Who Is With Us, The Ever Present One; He is Jehovah-RAAH, The Lord Our Shepherd; He is Jehovah-Mekoddishkem, The Lord Who Sanctifies You.
O come let us bow down before Him! As the music plays, open up your mouth and worship the Lord. Our God is worthy! He is worthy! He is worthy! Glorify Him! Magnify Him! Honor Him! Prostrate yourself before Him! Bless His Holy name! Give Him praise! Speak well of Him. (Holy Spirit fill this room. Shekinah glory, sweet perfume. We need your presence, we need you. Holy Spirit fill this room. Abide within us, rest upon us. Come Holy Spirit, Come.)
Feel free to share a worship song, a praise of thanksgiving, a Psalm of praise and worship, or whatever the Lord speaks into your heart to share, in the comment box. Please join us next time, for another Praise and Worship Session! Bask in His presence today! Hallelujah! Glory to God! Remember, worship is a way of life, all day, every day!