8609 prayer, as praise and thanksgiving
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Prayer embraces praising God for who he is, thanking him for what he has already done, and looking forward with joy to what he has promised to do in the future.

Scripture exhorts God's people to praise and thank him

Philippians 4:6 See also Psalm 66:1; Psalm 68:4; Psalm 95:1-2; Psalm 105:1-3; Ephesians 5:19-20; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Hebrews 13:15

Praise and thanksgiving in prayer for God's goodness towards his people

Praise and thanksgiving for deliverance and salvation

Psalm 65:1-5 See also Psalm 66:5-6; Psalm 81:1-7; Psalm 124:1-8; Jonah 2:1-9

Praise and thanksgiving for provision of material needs

Mark 8:6 pp Matthew 15:36 See also Psalm 65:9-13; Matthew 26:26-27 pp Mark 14:22-23 pp Luke 22:19-20

Praise and thanksgiving for help in time of trouble

Psalm 34:1-4 See also Psalm 30:1-12; Psalm 40:1-5; Psalm 103:1-5; Psalm 116:1-19

Praise and thanksgiving for the encouragement of other believers

Philippians 1:3-6 See also Romans 1:8; 2 Corinthians 8:1; Ephesians 1:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:3

Notable songs of praise and thanksgiving

Exodus 15:1-18 Moses, on crossing the Red Sea

David, on his deliverance from Saul:

2 Samuel 22:2-51; Psalm 18:1-50 1 Chronicles 16:8-36 David, on bringing the ark to Jerusalem; Luke 1:46-55 Mary, on learning that she was to be the mother of Jesus Christ

See also

7927  hymn
8352  thankfulness
8646  doxology
8664  praise
8676  thanksgiving

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