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May 23, 2008

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A prayer to proclaim — even when we don’t feel like it

by Dave Malnes

The psalms in the Bible expresses our soul. It sings both during the good times when our spirits soar and during difficult times when we look for God in the depths of our uncertainty. Our faith is an ongoing song that longs to be heard.

We read in Psalm 96, “Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.  … proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”

Faith is singing our song even though we may not feel like it. There are days when the melody just doesn’t seem right. Yet, we are to proclaim His message, declare His glory, and share about His marvelous deeds to the world day after day. How do we keep our faith fresh and strong, and not be redundant or mechanical? How do we consistently proclaim His marvelous deeds?

Notice the verse says we are to sing a new song. A song based on the good news of the gospel, the all-important message of salvation, is renewed every day. It is not a song based on feelings, but one that rests on God’s promises and his completed work on the cross. It is the only song that can completely refresh us, flowing from a thankful heart basking in God’s grace and mercy.

We can pray:

“Lord, I thank You for music and songs. I thank You especially for the song of faith You have placed in my heart. As I sing this song in my daily life, may it not only be pleasing to You, but may it reach the ears of many people. Amen.”

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. May 23 2008

    Today I don’t feel much like it…so thanks for the encouragment!

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  2. May 28 2008

    authorship says : I absolutely agree with this !

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  3. merganzerman
    May 28 2008

    Thank you for your encouragement from writetools and authorship. How to “sing our song” for the Lord is often very difficult. I guess this is why the Lord wants us to sing a new song. There is creativity, the excitement of learning a new song — especialy if it has meaningful words — all go into singing a new song a joyous task. Thanks for writing.

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