Ps. 40:1-3  “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.”

Ps. 50:23 “He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.” 

Ps. 50:23 KJV “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.”


Psalm 149


  1. 1. What is praise?

  1. 2.  Excited sport fans demonstrate the expressions of praise as prescribed in Scripture.   T    F 

  1. 3. What we most often talk about reveals our _______________________.

  1. 4.  “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me”  is found in Psalm 50:23.  Is it possible to honor God by seeing Him in others?   Yes     No

  1. 5.  What does praise accomplish?

  1. 6.  Which Psalm, chapter and verse, declares this resolute attitude, I won’t go to sleep until I find a habitation for the Lord?

  1. 7.  Praise can purifies our hearts.   T     F

  1. 8.  Why is praise called a sacrifice? 

  1. 9.  Praise is a weapon of spiritual warfare.   T     F

  1. 10.  Which King of Judah sent singers into battle before the rest of the army?

  1. 11.  Praise is a means of evangelism according to Psalm 40:1-3.     T     F

  1. 12.  Which of the following passages demonstrate the power of praise for evangelism?

  2. a) Acts 16:25-32 (Paul and Silas sang in prison) 

  3. b)Acts 2:46-47 (eating and praising God)

c) John 4:28-30 (woman at the well)

d) Matthew 27:5 (Judas hung himself)

  1. 13.  What does it mean to magnify God? 

  1. 14. The closer you draw near to God the ________________ He moves toward you.

  1. 15.  We should be like little children, because 

  2. a) they get whatever they want

  3. b) they burst in to spontaneous praise songs whenever and whenever 

  4. c) they are usually cute 

  5. d) they have overactive imaginations

  1. 16.  If God is not moving with His holy fire then it’s up to us to manufacture an excitement - a human fire to replace His.   T     F

  1. 17.  How is a campfire an example to us concerning praise?

  1. 18.  Old Testament praise looks like loud singing, shouting, boasting and clamorous foolishness.   T     F

  1. 19.  Praising God is something that can only happen during our church services.   T     F

  1. 20.  Praise is a function of our thoughts, our word and action.   T     F


    Inspiring scriptural basis for praise

    Good information 

    An example of a prayer of praise

    Easy read and genuine encouragement



God often opens the eyes of His chosen ones to see what others easily miss.  Hold this thought along side of the fact that our conversations reveal what or who we truly praise.  Words mirror the heart’s affections.  What do you see and hear from those around you.


Listen attentively to the people around over the few days.  What is the most prominent topic of their conversations?  Wow!  Discretion is essential here.

What about you?  Introspection - What about your words, your praise, the objects of your affection?  Present yourself before our loving Heavenly Father.  Be attentive and responsive as you seek Him in the matter of your Praise.  What you think about and talk about the most reveals what you praise.

We are transformed by the renewing of minds which is the work of the Holy Spirit in us.


Write your private prayer to the Lord surrounding these thoughts about your current place of praise and where you’d like be in praise.


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