Praise and Gratitude

From Psalm 92:1-2:  “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.”

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Filling every day with praises

Praying daily, words of gratitude

Hailing heavenly Father’s mercy

Fueling our continued fortitude

 

Declaring steadfast love of Father

Remembering lasting faithfulness

Thanking Him for eternal goodness

Rescuing from evil’s dark abscess

 

Hearing angelic music above

Singing with steady, heartfelt voices

Trusting Father’s spiritual message

Inspiring life with better choices

 

Proclaiming with praise and gratitude

Flourishing with Father’s thanksgiving

Producing blessed fruit in His name

Pointing toward Calvary, forgiving

 

Refreshing moment with our Father

Trumpeting His everlasting name

Scaling summit of faith’s righteous rock

Lighting up grace, heaven’s brightest flame

 

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From Psalm 92:14-15:  “In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

Monday Memories: Celebrate This Day

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Blessed sun rises, starting a new day

A precious day, under Lord’s watchful eyes

Celebrate this day, riding in love’s sleigh

Nothing ever holding back, watching doves fly

 

Singing of praises, blessing this fresh start

Jesus walking with us, our daily bread

Sharing this day, between loving sweethearts

Together, God’s Word keeps us full and fed

 

Our love sparks an endless celebration

God’s love filling hearts, fulfilling our fate

Singing songs, with love and adoration

Celebrate this day, love’s delightful taste

 

Jesus shares His joy, smiling from above

Making our joy complete, filling with love

  

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Finding Goodness

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Finding life’s goodness

Whether great or small

Always filled with praise

Tasting its windfall

 

Finding lasting strength

Wherever it lies

Courage raining down

Silencing our cries

 

Finding peace and hope

Never stop sharing

Everyday people

Witnessing caring

 

Finding clear focus

Love shall overcome

With gentle actions

Blessing life’s outcome

 

Finding better ways

Around life’s gridlock

Perseverance wins

Changing up our walk

 

Finding new vision

With every song

Voices lifting up

Singing “come along”

 

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Inspiration for this poem comes from the words of American writer, Alex Haley:  “Find the good, and praise it.”

Positive Affirmations

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Sharing affirmation

Bringing life tender smiles

Instilling confidence

Overcoming trials

 

Echoing words of praise

Focusing on kindness

Speaking positive words

Removing fear’s blindness

 

Spreading more peace and joy

Helping each other out

Expressing happiness

Casting away life’s doubts

 

Watching out for darkness

Lighting up someone’s day

Affirming yet again

Sweetening life’s sorbet

 

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In writing this poem, my creative juices challenged my poetic pen to quickly craft meaningful prose filled with positivity.  Today, may your thoughts and actions toward others share plenty of positive affirmation.

Timeless Worship (Elfchen Series #60)

Blessed Harvest

God

Nourishes faith

Planted with righteousness

Reaping upright fruit

Grace

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Heaven’s Lifeline 

Love

From Father

Embraces and covers

Conquer, prevail, and live

Salvation

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Glorious Day

Praise

Heavenly Father

Eternal, steadfast love

Singing life’s new song

Faithfulness

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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Forever Praise

From Psalm 98:5-6:  “Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.  With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.”

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With joy, singing life’s new song

Lifting up voices, filled with praise

Hailing Father’s steadfast love

Let our eyes to Heaven gaze

 

Our Lord does marvelous things

Victorious in His deeds

Judging world with righteousness

Tirelessly His Spirit leads

 

Earth’s faithful hearts shall rejoice

Accepting His love and grace

Forever praise God’s presence

Darkness, never will we chase

 

Ageless joy recites God’s Word

Life’s solid foothold responds

Promises backed up by trust

Faith, hope, love form lasting bonds

 

Guide every daily step

Reigning from Heaven above

With Son and Holy Spirit

From God comes lasting love

 

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From Psalm 98:7-8:  “Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it.  Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy.”

Attitude of Praise

From Psalm 111:1:  “Praise the LordI will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.”

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Pessimistic and gloomy attitude

One negative brick follows another

Suffocating and negative self-talk

Sounding more like Eeyore’s little brother

 

Time for transforming callous attitude

With praise and thanksgiving, eyes upon God

His Grace offering truest Bread of Life

Believe, follow, accept His blessed rod

 

Breathing in our Lord’s trusted, living Word

Dropping negativity’s jagged sword

Accepting our Father’s mercy and love

Trading bitterness for His sweet accord

 

Learning from God’s Holy teachings and creeds

Feeling His just and faithful, love-filled works

Listening to each breath, His spoken Word

Maturing in faith’s righteous masterworks

 

Embracing God’s eternal covenant

Studying His Word, bearing full delight

Celebrating Him with salutations

Singing with attitude of praise, now right

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From Psalm 111:10:  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.  His praise endures forever.”

Lettie B. Cowman Quote

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Two wings are necessary to lift our souls toward God:  prayer and praise.  Prayer asks.  Praise accepts the answer.

From Hebrews 13:15-16:  “Through Him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess His name.  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Daily Praise

From Psalm 145:21:  “My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.”

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Receiving God’s eternal glory

Filling us with His mercy and love

Declaring salvation through His Grace

Singing with praise, like a morning dove

 

Blessing His name, our most awesome Lord

Stepping forward, showing gratitude

Honoring His Holy righteousness

Extolling His patient fortitude

 

Sending forth His Word, filled with goodness

Guiding lives from high Heaven above

Creating breathtaking tranquility

Abounding with lasting, steadfast love

 

Proclaiming His infinite greatness

Praying to the Father, praise His name

Lauding His glorious, wondrous works

Declaring our Lord’s mighty acclaim

 

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Peace is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank.  (author unknown)