21 Days of Prayer – Day 16
Praise the Lord, because he is good.
Sing praise to his name, because that is pleasant.
We know that God is good. All we need to do is look around to see
that. But it’s not enough for us to say, “God is good,” and leave it at
that. We need to do something about it. We need to respond. We
need to tell him how we feel about his goodness. And then we need to
share our response with others.
When you go to a restaurant and the server takes good care of you,
what do you do? You leave a tip to show your appreciation. If you find
an awesome vacation spot, what do you do? You tell everyone you
know about it and give them a chance to enjoy it too. We also need to
show our appreciation to God and share God with others.
God gets a lot of bad press in our world. People blame him for the bad
things that happen. They accuse him of being unloving or uncaring.
We can work to change people’s perceptions. We can tell of his goodness and help people understand who he really is.
- Can you think of a time when someone praised you? For what reasons might you praise other people?
- How do you praise God?
Dear God, we praise you for your goodness. You could treat us any way
you choose, and you choose to love us, even though we’ve done nothing to deserve it. Guide our words as we tell others about your goodness. Amen.
Look at all the adventures you’ve done so far and pick your favourite; do that today! If you’ve just started your Daily Adventures with God recently, go back and look at each Daily Adventure and pick one you would like to do today!