Category Archives: Praise and Prayer

Five Ways Praise Helps Me in Spiritual Warfare

It is no secret that the world, the devil, and all the forces of evil are at war with us (Christians) and want to discourage us and to defeat us.  But we have the advantage, for greater is He that … Continue reading

Posted in Praise and Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Use of Praise in Our Life

 In 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Paul gives a command to the church—“rejoice always.”  This order is quite impossible to achieve in our own strength.  But if we are filled with the Spirit (as Paul commands us to be in Ephesians 5:18), … Continue reading

Posted in Praise and Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Staying On the Path of Praise — Six Essentials for Praise

    Here’s another excerpt from my book Prayer A to Z. (This book should be ready to purchase in just a few months.)  The evil one seems to be always working to force us off the path of praise … Continue reading

Posted in Praise and Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

5 Forms of Prayer

The heart of prayer, I think, is soul to soul communication with God.  This I believe is the very basis of prayer.  Then, from this kind of prayer flows other forms or outlets of prayer, mainly petition. I also see, … Continue reading

Posted in Praise and Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hebrew Words for Praise — Barak

Praise as adoration (from barak).  According to Erpestad in his Ten Studies in Prayer, “Adoration overlaps with praise in its meaning, yet it goes even further in its contemplation of the glory of God.  In adoration, the worshipper permits his … Continue reading

Posted in Praise and Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hebrew Words for Praise — Halal

Praise as jubilation (from halal).  This Hebrew word halal, found more than 160 times in the Old Testament, is in most cases translated as praise, and gives us the idea of celebration, singing, shouting, boasting, and jubilation.  Whereas praise as … Continue reading

Posted in Praise and Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Hebrew Words for Praise – Yadah

In general terms, praise may be defined as approval or admiration toward someone.  Praise to God is the acknowledgement of who He is.  It is exalting Him and thanking Him for His attributes and His ways.  It is expressing to … Continue reading

Posted in Praise and Prayer, Prayer A to Z Excerpts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment