Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
Have you ever noticed that no matter what is going on in your life singing praises to the Lord always makes you feel better? Yes, we are singing to Him but in return we are overcome with God’s presence and overwhelming peace and joy. Make singing praises to God a part of your day and you will definitely start to see a change in your mindset and attitude.
Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
We all have needed or will need comfort and compassion at some point or another. The world attempts to keep you content but the only place to find real comfort and compassion is in the Lord. Pour out your heart in prayer and the Lord will give you the comfort and compassion you long for.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
God is good and giving him grateful praise through songs is a beautiful way to worship him during your prayer time and it also refreshes your soul. It doesn’t matter how well you sing; what matters is that it comes from your heart.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
Paul and Silas were in a pretty bad situation, they were in prison, but they kept praying and singing to God. No matter what the situation you find yourself in keep praying and singing to God. Keep praising God until he gives you the victory.