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Word Definition:   Praise

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To bestow approval upon, to commend, applaud, glorify, laud or worship.

Strong's Concordence
#1868 epainos (ep'-ahee-nos), #136 ainos (ah'-ee-nos); laudation; concretely, a commendable thing) used in the sense of praise (of God)

Reasons to Praise the Lord

1.   The Holy One
"Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come."   Revelation 4:8

2.   The Almighty God
"O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?"   Psalms 89:8

3.   A Forgiving God
"...thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not"   Nehemiah 9:17

4.   A Personal God
"And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven."   Matthew 8:11

5.   A Loving God
"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."   1 John 4:16

6.   A God of Justice
"To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus."   Romans 3:26

7.   The Lifter of My Head
"But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head."   Psalms 3:3

8.   The God Who Answers Prayer
"And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."   Isaiah 65:24

9.   A Merciful God
"Nevertheless for thy great mercies' sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God."   Nehemiah 9:31

10.   God my Refuge, my Fortress
"In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God."   Psalms 62:7

11.   A Longsuffering, Persevering God
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."   2 Peter 3:9

12.   The Only Wise God
"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy."   Jude 1:25

13.   The God of All Comfort
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;"   2 Corinthians 1:3

14.   The Only God
"I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:"   Isaiah 45:5

15.   The God of Miracles
"Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people."   Psalms 77:14

16.   A Giving God
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."   John 3:16

17.   The Trustworthy God
"Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;"   Deuteronomy 7:9

18.   The Provider God
"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."   2 Corinthians 9:7

19.   The Shepherd God
"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."   Psalms 23:1-3

20.   A God of Light
"Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide."   Psalm 27:1,   "He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him."   Daniel 2:22

21.   God the Creator
"Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee."   Nehemiah 9:6

22.   God my Peace
"And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen."   Romans 16:20

23.   The God Who Heals
"And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee."   Exodus 15:26

24.   God my Victory
"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place."   2 Corinthians 2:14

25.   God the Liberator
"But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying."   Psalms 70:5

26.   The Burden-Bearer
"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah."   Psalms 68:19

27.   A Faithful God
"Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds."   Psalms 36:5

28.   The Everlasting Father, the Ancient of Days
"I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire."   Daniel 7:9;   "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."   Isaiah 9:6

29.   The God of All the Earth
"For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called."   Isaiah 54:5

30.   A God of Joy
"For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance."   Psalms 21:6

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