God is worthy
“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
Psalms 34:1 NKJV
“But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.”
Psalms 59:16 NKJV
“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.” Psalms 5:3 NKJV
Praises throughout the day
“Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous judgments.”
Psalms 119:164 NKJV
Every time you think of Him
Every time something good happens
When faced with a difficulty
Praise in the church
“My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.” Psalms 22:25 NKJV
Praise in the home
“We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.” Psalms 78:4 NKJV
Praise begins with thanksgiving
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Psalms 100:4
Faith brings Praise brings faith
“Then they believed His words; They sang His praise.” Psalms 106:12 NKJV
1 Chronicles 23:30
to stand morning by morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise in the evening,
First step to continual praise
Say hallelujah every morning
It is two Hebrew words put together. “Hallel” means to praise, to boast in, to shine forth, to be worthy of praise, and to be commended. “Jah” is a shortened form of “Jehovah“, which means the Self-Existent and Eternal One. Jehovah is the name of the LORD which emphasizes that God Almighty has no beginning or end. He always has been and He always will be LORD God Almighty. There simply is none greater. When we put the two words together, we are praising the LORD with all our being,
Say hallelujah 7 times today when you feel good or something good happens
1 Thessalonians 5:17
pray without ceasing
Never stop praying
Pray all the time
Be persistent in prayer
Always keep on praying
This seems like an impossible command so we will come back to it. Lets take a look at prayer in general.
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
What do I have to do-what do I get to do-
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Prayer and faith
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
Prayer and forgiveness
18 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, 2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”
Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
Scheduled prayer (a prayer buddy)
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— Pray for believers
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Pray instead of worry
1 Thessalonians 5:25
Brethren, pray for us.
Pray for your leaders
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Lets go back to unceasing prayer
This can only be through a continual walk with God, walking together, fellowship with God
1 John 1:3
that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
When you walk with God you have an ongoing conversation (unceasing prayer) with God.
You are either praising Him
Or you are asking of Him
You are enquiring of Him
You are venting to Him
Or you are listening to Him
Prayer is speaking and listening
Pray without ceasing
Fellowship with God
Abiding in the word
John 8 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Abide means to remain.
Remain in Relationship
Know Him, love Him
Praise/worship & Prayer
Walk with Him
Know Him more
Cling to Him
Ask of Him
Live His word
Live in HIs will
Hear His voice
Our need to abide in the word
The word renews our mind
Our minds are constantly contaminated
Romans 12:2New King James Version (NKJV)
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The word takes our thoughts captive
Mind - heart - mouth - lifestyle
1 Corinthians 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments (imaginations) and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
We see how to abide in Christ It is the same to abide in His word
Stay connected to the word
Stay dependent on the word
Keep (Obeying) doing it