1 Praise the Lord.*
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.* NIV
If you are able, read through this psalm a few times out loud. Identify 3-5 things that stand out to you.
What does this psalm suggest as reasons why we should praise the Lord?
How many of these instruments have you actually used to praise the Lord? Explain whether you think we are supposed to follow this literaly, or whether there is another way to understand the specifics of this psalm:
How can "everything that has breath" praise the Lord? (e.g. a dog, dolphin, or donkey?)
Why do you think this psalm was chosen as the conclusion to the entire book of Psalms?
Since this psalm is about praising the Lord, take some time to do just that before moving on with your day.
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