Let Everything that Breathes Praise the Lord Now & Always

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As all of creation fulfills its purpose to praise the Lord, it does exactly what God made it to do. So, we're joining all that has been made to praise God for who He is and for what He does.

Praise the Lord!

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
    The skies display His craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
    night after night they make Him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
    their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
    and their words to all the world.

Psalm 19:1–4

All creation was made for God’s glory. All creation was made to praise and glorify Him. And that includes you and me.

We’ve reached the last of the Psalms.

Psalm 150 is a closing hymn of praise to the Lord of all…

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in His sanctuary;
    praise Him in His mighty heaven!
Praise Him for His mighty works;
    praise His unequaled greatness!
Praise Him with a blast of the ram’s horn;
    praise Him with the lyre and harp!
Praise Him with the tambourine and dancing;
    praise Him with strings and flutes!
Praise Him with a clash of cymbals;
    praise Him with loud clanging cymbals.
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 150:1–6

Wherever we are. Whatever we do. Every breath we take is to be an act of praise.

Whether we are singing a song of praise, doing the laundry, changing a diaper, feeding the poor, or lifting our hands with a room full of worshippers … every moment of our lives can be lived for God’s glory.

In just a few days, we will celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

John wrote…

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 (NIV)

The Word made flesh, Jesus, is God’s most gracious and glorious gift…

From His abundance, we have all received one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. 

John 1:16–17

And at His birth, the heavenly hosts filled the heavens praising and glorifying God…

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

Luke 2:13–14

So, let’s take our breath and every other part of our lives and join together with all creation and praise the Lord…

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
    praise Him in His mighty heaven!
Praise Him for His mighty works;
    praise His unequaled greatness!

Psalm 150
As all of creation fulfills its purpose to praise the Lord, it does exactly what God made it to do. So, we're joining all that has been made to praise God for who He is and for what He does.

Let’s pray…

A Prayer to Praise the Lord with Every Breath

Father, I praise You for You are the God who loves and cares for us. You gave us a beautiful creation … all of which lives and breathes for Your glory. Every plant, tree, hill, and creature fulfills the purpose for which You created it.

I praise You for the gift of Jesus. I praise You that He came to live among us and that He understands what it is like to live in this sinful world. Thank you that He lived the perfect life that I am unable to live. Thank you for the ways He showed us Your love, care, and compassion. Thank you for His sacrifice that makes my redemption possible. Thank you for giving all that I need to KNOW, TRUST, and LOVE Him … and You, Father.

I thank and praise You for the blessing of the Holy Spirit, the One who helps, comforts, guides, and instructs me. I praise You that He leads me with truth and wisdom. I praise You that when I am weak … You are strong. I praise You for being my source of peace, hope, joy, patience, and everything else I need to live a life of faith, hope, and love.

Every breath I breathe is a gift from Your loving hand. And when I breathe my last breath here on earth, I will join You in heaven and proclaim Your praise forevermore. Amen.

As all of creation fulfills its purpose to praise the Lord, it does exactly what God made it to do. So, we're joining all that has been made to praise God for who He is and for what He does.

Verses and quotes to praise God for who He is and what He does…

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.

Ephesians 1:3

“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.” ~ Wesley L. Duewel

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.

2 Cotinthians 1:3

“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.” ~ Ole Hallesby

Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: “Praise the Lord! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

Revelation 19:6

My prayer as we praise the Father for the birth of our Savior this week is that we will intentionally join the chorus of praise that lasts forever. May the Lord bless your celebration and fill your life with a song of praise.

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  1. Nancy Avena says:

    All I can say is “Amen!”

    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! Praying that you and Tony enjoy a wonderful Christmas celebration with your family. Blessings and hugs!

  2. It’s hard to explain how much your post today has touched me! The best I’ve ever read! I will continue to praise our Lord in a way I’ve never done, thanks to you!! May the Lotd bless you and keep you!! Sandra Bolser. Merry Christmas♥️

    1. Oh, Sandy, I truly appreciate your kind words. Thank you! Merry Christmas and God’s richest blessings be with you and those you love!

  3. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him for the Greatest Gift of All–His Only Son, Our Lord Jesus!
    Thank you Deb for a beautiful post. God Bless You and Yours with a Beautiful Christmas!!

    1. Kathy Francescon says:

      My beautiful friend, Sue! Such a beautiful heart of praise and rejoicing coming from your heart always! I am wishing you every joy and God’s best blessings for you and your family not only at Christmas, but all the year through! You have been such an encouraging and uplifting friend and such a blessing from God into my life! I praise Him for the beautiful gift of You!! I am sending you all the love in my heart and the biggest Christmas hug I can ever give! I love you, dear friend and sister in Christ! Merry, Merry and Merriest of Christmases to you my sweet Sue!

      1. Hi Kathy,
        I think you are such a kind and gentle person and you encourage me as well. The friendship we have shared through this year has meant so much to me. How grateful I am for you. I do hope that you and your family have a very blessed Christmas and so much joy and happiness in the New Year.
        You are definitely a person to be treasured.
        Love and hugs, Sue

    2. I love singing the Doxology … “Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above you heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” Oh, we have so very many reasons to praise Him. Blessings and Merry Christmas, my friend! Hugs!

  4. Glada St Clair says:

    Thank you so much for your gift that you share with all of us. I so enjoyed going through the Psalms together. May you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

    1. Thank you so very much, Glada! I am glad you joined us and appreciate that you took the time to say “hello.” May the Lord bless your Christmas celebration and every day in the New Year.

  5. Martha Orlando says:

    These reflections on the Psalms has been a wonderful series, Deb! Wishing you all the joys of this season.

    1. Kathy Francescon says:

      Merry Christmas blessings to you and all those you love, Martha! Your comments are always so meaning and so joyful and positive! Thank you so much for being wonderful you! A gift to all of us!

    2. Thank you so much, Martha! I always look forward to your comments and encouragement of faith. Praying that Your Christmas celebration is abundantly blessed!

  6. Kathy Francescon says:

    Oh Deb, thank you for this most wonderful and engaging post and prayer today! And thank you for all your guidance, teaching, and for sharing so much of yourself with all of us this past year in the Truth of God’s Holy Words! You have lifted hearts, brightened souls, and showered us with comfort and hope for our sometimes weary spirits. You have given us strength, encouragement, empowerment! You are my inspiration! Such an example, in true discipleship and servitude to our Holy Father. You have helped me to grow in so many ways! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing the gift of your time and the love that flows so beautifully from your heart into ours through your lovely posts and prayers. I remember and reference often…I am so thankful that God gifted my path to cross with yours and all the beautiful souls I have connected with here, who will always have a special place in my heart now! Even comments that I may not reply too, enrich my heart and my life in such wonderful and warms ways! May God richly bless you and all those who are here, with unending peace and joy as we share our ever growing hunger to feast on the True Bread of our Lives!
    I love this prayer authored by Wilda English, and it is my prayer to you and all your readers…
    “May God grant you the light in Christmas which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the belief in Christmas, which is truth, the ALL of CHRISTMAS, which is CHRIST. 🎚🌟🎚
    Blessed and Merry Christmas to all! May God’s son, Jesus, assume His rightful place in our hearts as we celebrate living between two Advents. Christ’s first coming and the promise of His return. Jesus has come and Jesus will come again.

    1. Thank you, Kathy! Thank you for the ways you always brighten my days with your words of encouragement and your statements of faith. I look forward to your comments and truly appreciate the way you encourage the others with your faith and friendship. I thank the Lord for leading you this way. May the Lord e with you and bless your Christmas celebration and I pray that the year ahead overflows with blessings. God bless you, dear friend!!

  7. sarah kyomugisha says:

    I love the readings
    Thanks so much dearly.

    Merry Christmas

    1. Thank you, Sarah! I truly appreciate your kind encouragement. Merry Christmas to you and your family! God bless you!

  8. Learning how to do it during even difficult times lifts my eyes to the eternal.

    Glad I found your blog. Merry Christmas!

    1. I’m so glad you’re joining us, Kathy! Merry Christmas to you! God bless you!

  9. Martha Brown says:

    Hello Deb I would just like to express my gratitude for all that you do. Counting my blessings has been such an inspiration for me and I’m sure for many others. I always look forward to reading and absorbing these teachings together the awesome W0rd of God which makes them so inspiring.
    I pray God’s supernatural blessings and favour over you and Rev and your entire family as you continue this great and Godly work.

    1. Oh, Martha, thank you for your kindness. Rev tells me that he prays often that my readers will send me words of encouragement. You are an answer to those prayers. I love being able to do this and wonderful friends like you are truly a blessing from the Lord. God bless you! Merry Christmas!

  10. Praise Him indeed, in everything we do or say. Amen. Thank you Deb

  11. Just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year! You inspire me to be a better person. Thank you for all that you do for the glory of God words. May He keep blessing you!

    1. Thank you so very much for your kind comment. Thank you for being a faithful reader. I thank the Lord for you! May the Lord be with you and bless you now and throughout the year ahead. Blessed Christmas!

  12. Mary Nelson says:

    Happy Christmas everyone hope you all have an amazing time what you do over these few days of celebrations. Be it spending time with family and friends or simply on your own with your feet up a good book or a great film or two and lots of chocolates or popcorn. If your well enough to make it to church too I hope you enjoy praising our Awesome, Splendiferous God for the birth of His Son all this years and years ago.
    Thank you Deb taking us through Psalms it has been a true joy to journey with you through theses pages, your knowledge and insight is such a blessing, excited for what comes next.
    With love & blessings Mary

    1. Thank you so much Mary. And I too wish you a very Merry Christmas.

    2. Thank you so very much, Mary! I pray your Christmas celebration was blessed mightily. Thank you for joining us and for your kind encouragement. Many blessings always!