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In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Life, Praise, Freedom

...I have now to ask whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this world? Whether you can consent to see her departure to a heathen land, and her subjection to the hardships and sufferings of a missionary life? Whether you can consent to her exposure to the dangers of the ocean; to the fatal influence of the southern climate of India; to every kind of want and distress; to degradation, insult, persecution, and perhaps a violent death? Can you consent to all this, for the sake of perishing immortal souls; for the sake of Zion and the glory of God? Can you consent to all this, in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with a crown of righteousness brightened by the acclamations of praise which shall redound to her Saviour from heathens saved, through her means, from eternal woe and despair?

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Source: a letter written by Adoniram Judson to Ann Hasseltine's father, in which he asked permission to marr
    Topics: Romance, Missions

Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed. It will be their employment for ever.

    Author: Albert Barnes
    Topics: Praise

The prayer that begins with trustfulness, and passes on into waiting, will always end in thankfulness, triumph, and praise.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Prayer

In the infinite wisdom of the Lord of all the earth, each event falls with exact precision into its proper place in the unfolding of His divine plan. Nothing, however small, however strange, occurs without His ordering, or without its particular fitness for its place in the working out of His purpose; and the end of all shall be the manifestation of His glory, and the accumulation of His praise.

    Author: B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Providence

Prayer means lovingly contemplating the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, allowing our hearts to be enkindled to praise and adore the love and omnipotence of the most blessed Trinity.

    Author: Basilea Schlink
    Topics: Prayer, The Trinity

The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Evangelism, Praise, Consecration

The idea of turning your music into a tool for evangelism is missing the point. Music is the language of the spirit anyway. Its first function is praise to creation.

    Author: Bono
    Topics: Music

How comforting it is, in view of that inevitable scrutiny of our poor works, to learn that in His patient love He is so leading us and working in us now that He can then find something in it all for which to praise us.

    Author: C.I. Scofield
    Topics: Comfort

I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Reflections on the Psalms
    Topics: Praise

The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Reflections on the Psalms
    Topics: Praise

People blush at praise--not only praise of their bodies, but praise of anything that is theirs.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: A Preface to Paradise Lost
    Topics: Praise

Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should express itself, but rather "giving of thanks" (Eph. 5:4). Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed in a religious way, in thanksgiving and praise.

    Author: Charles Hodge
    Topics: Foolishness, Cheerfulness, Thankfulness

Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I, silent be?

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Nature, Praise

Praise is the rehearsal of our eternal song. By grace we learn to sing, and in glory we continue to sing. What will some of you do when you get to heaven, if you go on grumbling all the way? Do not hope to get to heaven in that style. But now begin to bless the name of the Lord.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Praise

Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermon #1935, delivered at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, on Thursday evening, October 7th,
    Topics: Prayer, Praise

There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Treasury of David, Comments on Psalm 61:8.
    Topics: Praise

When we bless God for mercies, we usually prolong them. When we bless God for miseries, we usually end them. Praise is the honey of life which a devout heart extracts from every bloom of providence and grace.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Praise

To be used of God. Is there anything more encouraging, more fulfilling? Perhaps not, but there is something more basic: to meet with God. To linger in His presence, to shut out the noise of the city and, in quietness, give Him the praise He deserves. Before we engage ourselves in His work, let's meet Him in His Word... in prayer... in worship.

    Author: Chuck Swindoll
    Topics: Service, Prayer, Worship

The person who prays more in public than in private reveals that he is less interested in God's approval than in human praise. Not piety but a reputation for piety is his concern.

    Author: D.A. Carson
    Topics: Prayer, Piety

Praise is not only speaking to the Lord on our own account, but it is praising Him for what He has done for others.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Praise

If we have a praise church we will have people converted.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Praise

I don't care where it is, what part of the world it's in, if we have a praise church we'll have successful christianity.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Praise

Every good gift that we have had from the cradle up has come from God. If a man just stops to think what he has to praise God for, he will find there is enough to keep him singing praises for a week.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Praise

We have in our churches a great deal of prayer, but I think it would be a good thing if we had a praise meeting occasionally. If we could only get people to praise God for what He has done, it would be a good deal better than asking Him continually for something.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Praise, Church

Just because creation gives God great delight, we cannot say that He is worshipping it; rather, He is worshipping Himself as He sees His goodness bringing such blessing to people that they give their heartfelt thanks and praise to Him for the benefits He imparts.

    Author: Daniel Fuller
    Source: The Unity of the Bible
    Topics: Creation, Blessings

The weight of offering praise unto God is too heavy for men to lift; and as for angels, it will take up all their strength and their best abilities to go about it.

    Author: David Dickson
    Topics: Praise

Unto no duty are we more dull and untoward, than to the praise of God, and thanksgiving unto him; neither is there any duty whereunto there is more need that we should be stirred up.

    Author: David Dickson
    Topics: Praise, Thankfulness

Our preaching often lacks the punctuation of the exclamation point of praise. Unlike the Scriptures, our sermons are so centered on men that they neglect to bless God.

    Author: Edmund Clowney
    Topics: Preaching

To the world at large this was a sad waste of five young lives. But God has His plan and purpose in all things... The prayers of the widows themselves are for the Aucas. We look forward to the day when these savages will join us in Christian praise. Plans were promptly formulated for continuing the work of the martyrs.

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot
    Source: Through Gates of Splendor, Tyndale, 1981, 252-254.
    Topics: Missions

Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.

    Author: Francis de Sales
    Topics: Angels, Helping

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Philosophy

All hangs on Himself, whether to sustain faith or to lead forth praise.

    Author: G.V. Wigram
    Topics: Faith, Praise

Let us ever remember that God recognises every expression of praise and of His people's love. He knows so well what His love and grace are to us that He must expect us to praise Him.

    Author: G.V. Wigram
    Topics: Praise

Praise the sea, but keep on the land.

    Author: George Herbert
    Topics: Philosophy

Christianity wants nothing so much in the world as sunny people, and the old are hungrier for love than for bread, and the Oil of Joy is very cheap, and if you can help the poor on with a Garment of Praise it will be better for them than blankets.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: The Programme of Christianity, p. 33.
    Topics: Christianity, Joy

We fail to praise the ceaseless ministry of the great inanimate world around us only because its kindness is unobtrusive. Nature is always noiseless. All her greatest gifts are given in secret. And we forget how truly every good and perfect gift comes from without, and from above, because no pause in her changeless beneficence teaches us the sad lessons of deprivation.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, p. 274.
    Topics: Nature

The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a 'but'.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Praise

How divinely full of glory and pleasure shall that hour be when all the millions of mankind that have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God shall meet together and stand around Him, with every tongue and every heart full of joy and praise! How astonishing will be the glory and the joy of that day when all the saints shall join together in one common song of gratitude and love, and of everlasting thankfulness to this Redeemer! With that unknown delight, and inexpressible satisfaction, shall all that are saved from the ruins of sin and hell address the Lamb that was slain, and rejoice in His presence!

    Author: Isaac Watts
    Topics: Heaven, Joy, Thankfulness

Christians in revival are accordingly found living in God's presence (Coram Deo), attending to His Word, feeling acute concern about sin and righteousness, rejoicing in the assurance of Christ's love and their own salvation, spontaneously constant in worship, and tirelessly active in witness and service, fueling these activities by praise and prayer.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Source: Marks of Revival, Revival Commentary, v. 1, n. 1.
    Topics: Revival

Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God's near presence and holiness. Thence springs a vivid sense of sin and a profound exercise of heart in repentance, praise, and love, with an evangelistic outflow.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Source: Your Father Loves You, Shaw Publishing, 1986, Page for May 30.
    Topics: Revival

The angels glorify; men scrutinize: angels raise their voices in praise; men in disputation: they conceal their faces with their wings; but man with a presumptuous gaze would look into Thine unspeakable Glory."

    Author: John Chrysostom
    Topics: Angels

I see the battle shall be great for Satan rageth even to the uttermost and I am come, (praise my God) even in the brunt of the battle.

    Author: John Knox
    Topics: Satan

Do not be despondent when fighting against the incorporeal enemy, but even in the midst of your afflictions and oppression praise the Lord, Who has found you worthy to suffer for Him, by struggling against the subtlety of the serpent, and to be wounded for Him at every hour; for had you not lived piously, and endeavored to become united to God, the enemy would not have attacked and tormented you.

    Author: John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Affliction, Satan, Piety

The Christian community is a community of the cross, for it has been brought into being by the cross, and the focus of its worship is the Lamb once slain, now glorified. So the community of the cross is a community of celebration, a eucharistic community, ceaselessly offering to God through Christ the sacrifice of our praise and thanksgiving. The Christian life is an unending festival. And the festival we keep, now that our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed for us, is a joyful celebration of his sacrifice, together with a spiritual feasting upon it.

    Author: John Stott
    Topics: Christians, Community, The Cross

Most of the verses written about praise in God's Word were voiced by people faced with crushing heartaches, injustice, treachery, slander, and scores of other difficult situations.

    Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
    Topics: Suffering

Whatever troubles are weighing you down are not chains. They are featherweight when compared to the glory yet to come. With a sweep of a prayer and the praise of a child's heart, God can strip away any cobweb.

    Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
    Topics: Suffering

Like supernatural effervescence, praise will sometimes bubble up from the joy of simply knowing Christ. Praise like that is...delight. Pure pleasure! But praise can also be supernatural determination. A decisive action. Praise like that is...quiet resolve. Fixed devotion. Strength of spirit.

    Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
    Topics: Praise, Joy

It is no small commendation to manage a little well. To live well in abundance is the praise of the estate, not of the person. I will study more how to give a good account of my little, than how to make it more.

    Author: Joseph Hall
    Topics: Finances

If we would talk more about the Lord and praise Him, we would have less time to talk about ourselves.

    Author: M.R. DeHaan
    Topics: Praise

God wants to see prayers that are filled with genuine praise and thanksgiving for what He has done in the past. He wants our hearts to be filled with awe and gratitude for His blessings. He wants us to set up memorials in our hearts testifying to the provisions He has given us.

    Author: Michael Youssef
    Topics: Prayer, Thankfulness

Praise lies upon a higher plain than thanksgiving. When I give thanks, my thoughts still circle around myself to some extent. But in praise my soul ascends to self-forgetting adoration, seeing and praising only the majesty and power of God, His grace and redemption.

    Author: Ole Hallesby
    Topics: Praise

Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with; it makes a wise man modest, but a fool more arrogant, turning his weak brain giddy.

    Author: Owen Feltham
    Topics: Praise, Foolishness, Modesty

The whole life of a Christian should be nothing but praises and thanks to God; we should neither eat nor sleep, but eat to God and sleep to God and work to God and talk to God, do all to His glory and praise.

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Praise, Thankfulness

Every human activity, except sin, can be done for God's pleasure, if you do it with an attitude of praise.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Praise, Attitude

Study universal holiness of life. Your whole usefulness depends on this, for your sermons last but an hour or two: your life preaches all week. If Satan can only make a covetous minister a lover of praise, of pleasure, of good eating, he has ruined your ministry. Give yourself to prayer, and get your texts, your thoughts, your words, from God.

    Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Preaching, Holiness

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Humility, The Heart

It was well done of Paul to reprove Peter to his face, and it was well done of Peter, to praise Paul in his absence.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Encouragement

Praise not people to their faces, to the end that they may pay thee in the same coin. This is so thin a cobweb, that it may with little difficulty be seen through; 'tis rarely strong enough to catch flies of any considerable magnitude.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Praise

Many favors which God gives us ravel out for want of hemming through our unthankfulness; for though prayer purchases blessings, giving praise keeps the quiet possession of them.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Prayer, Thankfulness

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Praise

Cheerfulness is a friend to grace; it puts the heart in tune to praise God, and so honors religion by proclaiming to the world that we serve a good master. Be serious, yet cheerful. Rejoice in the Lord always.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Topics: Cheerfulness, The Heart

If you take care of yourself and walk with integrity, you may be confident that God will deal with those who sin against you. Above all, don't give birth to sin yourself; rather, pray for those who persecute you. God will one day turn your persecution into praise.

    Author: Warren Wiersbe
    Topics: Integrity, Forgiveness, Justice

The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, then criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to our defeat.

    Author: Warren Wiersbe
    Topics: Praise, Pride, Criticism

Any victory that does not more than conquer is just an imitation victory. While we are suppressing and wrestling, we are only imitating victory. If Christ lives in us, we will rejoice in everything, and we will thank and praise the Lord. We will say, "Hallelujah! Praise the Lord" forever.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Praise, Victory

Many times men criticize us when we actually are following the Lord. Outside praise or criticism is inconsequential; but the testimony of our quickened conscience is momentous.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Conscience, Criticism

The more you praise God, the more you become God-conscious and absorbed in His greatness, wisdom, faithfulness, and love. Praise reminds you of all that God is able to do and of great things He has already done.

    Author: Wesley L. Duewel
    Topics: Praise

Faith comes through God's Word and through praise. Faith grows as you praise the Lord.

    Author: Wesley L. Duewel
    Topics: Faith, Praise

Receive every day as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life; meet every rising sun with such sentiments of God's goodness, as if you had seen it, and all things, new-created upon your account: and under the sense of so great a blessing, let your joyful heart praise and magnify so good and glorious a Creator.

    Author: William Law
    Topics: Praise, Life

Until we taste the bitterness of our own misery we will never relish the sweetness of God's mercy. Until we see how foul our sins have made us we will never pay our tribute of praise to Christ for washing us... If you would know the heart of your sin then you must know the sins of your heart!

    Author: William Secker
    Source: The Consistent Christian, 1660.
    Topics: Bitterness, Mercy, The Heart

If you had a thousand crowns you should put them all on the head of Christ! And if you had a thousand tongues they should all sing his praise, for he is worthy!"

    Author: William Tiptaft
    Topics: Jesus, Praise

To sweeten success, try a little praise.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Success, Praise

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It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
- Bernard of Clairvaux

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Humility

It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
- Bernard of Clairvaux

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Humility

The best worship that we ever render to God is far from perfect. Our praises, how faint and feeble they are! Our prayers, how wandering, how wavering they are! When we get nearest to God, how far off we are! When we are most like Him, how greatly unlike Him we are!

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: 40.330.
    Topics: Worship

It is not sufficient to offer the empty vessel of our joy unto God, or our singing voice in musical tune only; but also it is required that we fill our joyful voice with holy matter and good purpose, whereby God only may be reasonably praised.

    Author: David Dickson
    Topics: Music, Praise

It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Topics: Praise

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.

    Author: Harry Ironside
    Topics: Praise, Thankfulness, Discontentment

As idle talk is often concealed under the garb of jesting, and wit, the Apostle Paul expressly condemns pleasantry, which is so agreeable as to seem a praiseworthy virtue, as a part of foolish talking.

    Author: John Calvin
    Topics: Foolishness

The climax of God's happiness is the delight He takes in the echoes of His excellence in the praises of His people.

    Author: John Piper
    Topics: Praise, Excellence

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.

    Author: John Quincy Adams
    Topics: Encouragement, The Heart

O monster justly abhorred of God and man! after being humiliated in so many ways, I cannot become humble, and I am so pampered with pride, that when I most endeavor to be humble, I set about my own praises!

    Author: Madame Guyon
    Topics: Humility

In some dispositions there is such an envious kind of pride that they cannot endure that any but themselves should be set forth for excellent; so that when they hear one justly praised, they will either seek to dismount his virtues, or, if they be like a clear light, they will stab him with a "but" of detraction.

    Author: Owen Feltham
    Topics: Envy, Pride, Excellence

There is no detraction worse than to overpraise a man; for if his worth prove short of what report doth speak of him, his own actions are ever giving the lie to his honor.

    Author: Owen Feltham
    Topics: Lying

He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Humility

You are not holier if you are praised, nor the more worthless if you are found fault with.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Humility

Self-love may lead us to prayers, but love to God excites us to praises.

    Author: Thomas Manton
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Self-love, Praise

If this world with its fading pleasures is so much admired, what must heaven be, which God praises?

    Author: William Tiptaft
    Topics: Heaven

It is indeed praiseworthy for a believer to consecrate his life to the Lord, but he must never do so lightly or thoughtlessly. Before committing your life in service to God today, count the cost, for "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God" (Luke 9:62).

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Service, Consecration


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