The Wave of Praise

Good day friends! I pray your week and weekend went well!

Get ready for the Wave of Praise! Let’s top up our coffees and get started… (but make sure you set it down before you get into the Praise Wave.)

Readings for Sunday, September 22: 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-15; Luke 16:1-15

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,

the name of the Lord is to be praised.

Psalm 113:3

Have you ever been to a sporting event where the crowd does the wave – one section of people stand with their hands rising, then the next row of people and it continues along the bleachers until it goes all around the stadium? It is quite something to see and quite exciting to be part of. Especially in large groups where there could be tens of thousands of people, there is great anticipation when it is your turn to stand up and sit down with arms raised and lowered in eloquent sequence. Although you don’t personally know the multitudes that join you in this unified act, you all are part of something exciting and moving, and together you all share in the joy and love of the event.

Countries of origin of my readers in 2019 so far.

Well, is not our love and joy, thanksgiving and praise not the same in Christ. Although there are quite a few of you reading this that I know personally, there are many, many more that I do not. Together we reach all around the world, as you can see from the countries listed. Yet, we are all connected by the saving grace of our Saviour Jesus, and our faith that has united us as brothers and sisters for eternity.

So, I was hoping we could try something this week. …Wherever you are you can read the words of praise posted below, and when you get to ‘Praise the Lord!’, you can raise your arms as in ‘the wave’ motion. Together, from one end of the earth to the other, from the rising of the sun to its setting, the wave will be done, hands will be raised, and praise will be given for all that our most gracious God has done for us.

The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.

Praise the Lord!

Who is like the Lord our God, the one who sits enthroned on high,

who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?

Praise the Lord!

My Lord who has redeemed my life from the pit.

Praise the Lord!

(Taken from Psalm 113 and Jonah 2:6)

 

Prayer: Dear Lord, you are worthy of all praise, honour and thanksgiving. May your praises be heard and seen around your creation, from the rising of the sun to its setting. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN!

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