Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Psalm 145:2
When are we most likely to thank a friend? Usually it is when they have done something nice for us or helped us in some way. Now, think of the amount of time that passes when we don’t express our thanks for their friendship. Is there ever a good time not to give thanks or to offer praise?
The same could be asked of our thanks and praise to God. We are quick to praise Him for answers to prayer, deliverance through a difficult time, or an unexpected blessing. But those don’t happen every day. Are there reasons to praise God on the less-dramatic days of life? The psalms say, Yes! “Every day I will bless You” (Psalm 145:2, emphasis added). “His praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1). If you can’t think of a specific reason to praise God, there is the example of Psalm 71:6: “By You I have been upheld from birth. … My praise shall be continually of You.”
From the beginning of our days, God sustains us with grace and mercy—reason for His praise to be continually on our lips.
The measure of our spirituality is the amount of praise and thanksgiving in our prayer. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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