Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. (Psalm 149:1)

Many churches use contemporary praise music in their Sunday morning worship services. We experience an attitude of worship and thanksgiving as harmonious voices sing praises to the omnipotent LORD. Often, the congregation is under the direction of a worship leader along with a gifted praise ensemble. Accompaniment of traditional musical instruments or praise bands completes the time of adoration and worship.

Our hearts are ready to receive the proclamation of God’s word. Praise music is not new. David became legendary for his lyrics and skill playing the harp. During his reign as king of Israel he gave direction for music as a means of praise. His son, King Solomon continued the tradition after building the temple.

It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God. (2 Chronicles 5:13-14)

LORD, we love you. Fill us with your Holy Spirit that we might glorify your name with songs of praise and worship.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.