31 Days Of Praise
By Kim Butts
Do you ever run out of words to describe our powerful, amazing Lord as you pray? The Bible has a well that never runs dry. We can dip into this wondrous source of praise as we lift our voices to the Lord, whether as individuals or as a family. The following 31 Days of Praise, with accompanying Scriptures, offer praise to the Lord in a multitude of ways. As you use them to praise Him in prayer about His character and attributes, you will begin to see how Scripture becomes a vital part of your prayer vocabulary. Read each Scripture out loud. Then, pray from your heart what you have proclaimed. May He be praised as we focus our attention on the One who is worthy!
DAY 1 – Praise Him for He is our salvation! “The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him” (Ex.15:2).
DAY 2 – Praise Him because He is one! “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the Lord is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deut. 6:4).
DAY 3 – Praise Him because He is faithful to all His promises! “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises...failed; every one was fulfilled” (Josh. 21:45). “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful” (Heb. 10:23).
DAY 4 – Praise Him because there is no other! “You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides Him there is no other…Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other” (Deut. 4:35, 39).
DAY 5 – Praise Him because we are fearfully and wonderfully made! “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psa. 139:14). “Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care” (Psa. 95:6-7).
DAY 6 – Praise Him because He has compassion on all He has made! “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love” (Psa. 145:8).
DAY 7 – Praise Him because He is peace! “So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace” (Judg. 6:24). “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).
DAY 8 – Praise Him because He is our rock and our fortress! “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my Savior…” (2 Sam. 22:2-3). “The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior” (2 Sam. 22:47).
DAY 9 – Praise Him because He is good! “Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to His name, for that is pleasant” (Psa. 135:3). “For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psa. 100:5).
DAY 10 – Praise Him because He is our strength! “The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation” (Psa. 118:14). “…Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength” (Neh. 8:10). “O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God” (Psa. 59:17).
DAY 11 – Praise Him because He is faithful! “For the word of the LORD is right and true; He is faithful in all He does” (Psa. 33:4).
DAY 12 – Praise Him because He protects us from the evil one! “So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’” (Heb. 13:6). “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one” (2 Thes. 3:3).
DAY 13 – Praise Him because He is mighty! “Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your might” (Psa. 21:13). “Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: ‘The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things’” (Psa. 118:15). “Praise the LORD. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness” (Psa. 150:1-2).
DAY 14 – Praise Him because His way is perfect and His word is flawless! “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him” (2 Sam. 22:31).
DAY 15 – Praise Him because He daily bears our burdens! “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens” (Psa 68:19). “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matt. 11:29).
DAY 16 – Praise Him because He is holy! “Let them praise Your great and awesome name – He is holy” (Psa. 99:3). “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness” (Psa. 29:2).
DAY 17 – Praise Him because He is close to the brokenhearted! “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psa. 34:18). “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psa. 147:3).
DAY 18 – Praise Him because He does marvelous deeds! “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples” (1 Chr. 16:24). “For You are great and do marvelous deeds; You alone are God” (Psa. 86:10).
DAY 19 – Praise Him because His glory is great! “Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom” (Psa. 145:3). “May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great” (Psa. 138:5). “Now, our God, we give You thanks, and praise Your glorious name” (1 Chr. 29:13).
DAY 20 – Praise Him because He does not treat us as our sins deserve! “He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities” (Psa. 103:9-10).
DAY 21 – Praise Him because He died and was raised to life! “In a loud voice they sang: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise’” (Rev. 5:12). “And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again” (2 Cor. 5:15).
DAY 22 – Praise Him because His love is unfailing! “O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with Him is full redemption” (Psa. 130:7). “Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me” (Psa. 66:20).
DAY 23 – Praise Him because He is Lord over all the nations! “The LORD is exalted over all the nations, His glory above the heavens” (Psa. 113:4). “May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You” (Psa. 67:3).
DAY 24 – Praise Him because He is everlasting! “...The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom” (Isa. 40:28).
DAY 25 – Praise Him because His splendor is above the earth and the heavens! “Let them praise the name of the LORD, for His name alone is exalted; His splendor is above the earth and the heavens” (Psa. 148:13). “They will speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and I will meditate on Your wonderful works” (Psa. 145:5).
DAY 26 – Praise Him because He heals all our diseases! “Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for You are the one I praise” (Jer. 17:14). “…Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases…” (Psa. 103:3).
DAY 27 – Praise Him because He is the Lord of lords and King of kings! “…But the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings…” (Rev. 17:14).
DAY 28 – Praise Him because He is the God of all comfort! “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God” (2 Cor. 1:3-4).
DAY 29 – Praise Him because He is merciful! “As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy” (Jas. 5:11). “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:9).
DAY 30 – Praise Him because He turns our darkness into light! “You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light” (Psa. 18:28). “…Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light” (Mic. 7:8).
DAY 31 – Praise Him for being the Creator of all things! “For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him” (Col. 1:16).