Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Food for Thought:
I am very likely to sing praises to the people in my life for the ways that they bless me and the many ways in which I am better because of them. But I am reluctant to bless God and sing God’s praises. This day, I encourage you to sing praises to God.
O God, in your Son Jesus Christ you richly bless us with all that we need, bread from the earth and the bread of heaven, which give life to the world. Grant us one thing more: grateful hearts to sing your praise, in this world and the world to come. Amen.