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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8609 prayer, as praise and thanksgiving
8609 prayer, as praise and thanksgiving

8609 prayer, as praise and thanksgiving

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

Php 4:6 See also Ps 66:1; Ps 68:4; Ps 95:1-2; Ps 105:1-3; Eph 5:19-20; Col 4:2; 1Th 5:16-18; Heb 13:15

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

Praise and thanksgiving for deliverance and salvation Ps 65:1-5 See also Ps 66:5-6; Ps 81:1-7; Ps 124:1-8; Jnh 2:1-9

Praise and thanksgiving for provision of material needs Mk 8:6 pp Mt 15:36 See also Ps 65:9-13; Mt 26:26-27 pp Mk 14:22-23 pp Lk 22:19-20

Praise and thanksgiving for help in time of trouble Ps 34:1-4 See also Ps 30:1-12; Ps 40:1-5; Ps 103:1-5; Ps 116:1-19

Praise and thanksgiving for the encouragement of other believers Php 1:3-6 See also Ro 1:8; 2Co 8:1; Eph 1:16; 2Th 1:3

Notable songs of praise and thanksgiving

Ex 15:1-18 Moses, on crossing the Red Sea David, on his deliverance from Saul: 2Sa 22:2-51; Ps 18:1-50
1Ch 16:8-36 David, on bringing the ark to Jerusalem; Lk 1:46-55 Mary, on learning that she was to be the mother of Jesus Christ

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