Anthem of Praise

Anthem of Praise |

Last night my weary husband confessed that he’d grown tired of the fight. Every day, inch by inch, we struggle to rise above the pollution and take a breath in a world where the air is thick with discord, selfishness, and violence.

If we constantly listen to the broken melody that surrounds us, a spirit of discouragement will prevail in our hearts and minds.

We must change the channel, turn off the noise and tune into our Savior.

Tonight, we experienced sweet communion as we lifted up our voices and raised up our eyes to the heavens.

  • We remembered Christ has already won the victory.
  • We rejoiced because nothing is too hard for our Mighty Warrior God.
  • We re-calibrated our thinking by rehearsing the Truth.

Let praise be your anthem.

Focusing on God’s majesty fills up your lungs with fresh wind. You will move forward with a renewed perspective and triumphant a heart.



Anthem of Praise | Just Breathe for 31 Days - Day 8 |

Breathing Exercise:

Praise is God-centered breathing. Read Psalm 150.

  • Where should you breathe praise? (see v. 1)
  • Why should you worship with your lungs? (v. 2)
  • How are the psalmist’s actions characteristic of an anthem: a rousing, reverential, revolutionary song? (vs. 3-5).
  • Who is called to worship? (v. 6)

Read Psalm 28:6-7. Why does praise pour out from the depths of David’s heart?

Listen to this Anthem of Praise and celebrate God’s goodness and glory at your own private praise party.


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I am sharing “Anthem of Praise” and joining like-minded sisters at Give Me Grace and Faith-Filled Friday.

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6 Responses to Anthem of Praise

  1. Joanne Viola October 9, 2016 at 7:42 am #

    Your words brought to mind {{and now I am humming it!}} the song by Amy Grant, “Sing Your Praise To The Lord”. I pulled it up on youtube ( and just may be playing this one throughout the day ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  2. Michele Morin October 9, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    “Let Everything that has breath praise the Lord!”
    I certainly squander my breath on lesser things.
    Thanks for this call to worship on a Sunday morning!

  3. Mary October 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    Entering His courts with thanksgiving and praiise with you as we seek His might inner strengthening to live in this hurting broken world with its noisy clamour.

  4. Elizabeth October 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    So very true…so good. We need time in God’s presence, time to get His mind and heart on what is going on.

  5. June October 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    What a great little mini-study for worship, Lyli! I’m sorry I missed it yesterday, but I enjoyed it just as much today!

  6. Faith Raider October 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    I sure can relate to that!! Being tired of fighting and feeling like every inch is a battle. You are so right about worship. It is the one thing that gives me a re-set. I also love all of your pictures of benches. Reminds me of Emily Freeman’s book “Simply Tuesday”

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