O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

For his merciful kindness is great toward us:

and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

Praise ye the Lord.

Psalm 117


There is power in our praises

unlike nature can proclaim

the praises we inhabit

is done in Jesus’ name.

No mountain, hill, or valley

not one boom of thunder, strike of ligntning,

the prettiest of flowers, or strongest winds,

declare praise to God like we can.

Shout high and loud the name of Jesus!

Whisper praises in your heart

give God glory, give Him honor

before the rocks cry out your part.

And as you sing (or dance in rhythm)

you’ll find His joy becoming your strength

the blessed praises of Jesus filling

your heart with peaceful, grateful, thanks.


~Marcie Bridges
©17 February 2020
All Rights Reserved.



Psalm 117 is short, sweet, and to the point: PRAISE THE LORD!


It almost sounds like a command, doesn’t it? It’s certainly not a suggestion.


I’ve heard people say God must have quite the ego and be extremely arrogant to want us to laud Him and give Him accolades all the time. But I see it differently.


First of all, God created us. We are HIS workmanship. And second, He is THE King of kings, and THE Lord of lords. So, my question is, why wouldn’t I want to give Him honor and praise?


Every one of us go through difficult times and seasons. I know how hard it is to find even the tiniest bit of thankfulness within our hearts during these seasons of hardship. Yet, I think that’s why it is so important to write down the things we are thankful for and the ways God has been faithful to us, so we can find the praise that is lying dormant deep within us.

Luke 19:40 says if we don’t do the praising, then the rocks will cry out for us. Do we really want to be “bested” by earthquakes because rocks are praising God instead of us?


I know it feels like the world is falling to pieces around us. I realize there is quite a bit for us to despair over, if we choose to. But I can’t help thinking, if we would just set aside all of our troubles and angst for even an hour this week, turn up the music, sing and dance and praise the Lord, we might just set off a revival!


Now, wouldn’t THAT be something?


O Lord! Revive us again,

fill each heart with Thy love

may each soul be rekindled with fire from above.

Hallelujah, Thine the glory!

Hallelujah, amen!

Hallelujah, Thine the glory!

Revive us again! ¹


From My Heart to Yours,
Marcie 🙂



¹Mackay, W.P. Revive Us Again. 1863.

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