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1. WE ARE SERVING A LIVING GOD

• Matthew 22 v 32

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I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

• Luke 20 v 38

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For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.”

• Song:   Serving a living God, I am serving a living God, (Amen)

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2. THE DEAD CANNOT PRAISE GOD

• Psalm 115 v 17 & 18

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v. 17 “The dead do not praise the Lord, Nor any who go down into silence.

v.18 But we will bless the Lord From this time forth and forevermore

• Songs:       1.  I will not be silent, I will always worship you.

            2. Unto the Lord be the Glory, great things He has done….

3. THE DUST CANNOT PRAISE GOD

• Psalm 30 v 9

“What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth?

• Songs: 1.  Jehovah you are good to me, in all situations

      2.  Ma f’owo mi yin o logo…..

4. NO THANKSGIVING IN THE GRAVE

• Psalm 6 v 5

For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks?

• Songs:  1.  O! Lord, I am very very grateful, for all you have done for me

        2.  Alaye ni o ma yin oo, oku to tik u kole yin oo

5. THE DEAD CANNOT ARISE & PRAISE GOD

• Psalm 88 v 10  12

V.10 “Will You work wonders for the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise You?

V.11 Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction?

V.12 Shall Your wonders be known in the dark?And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

• Songs:  1.  For all that you have done, I will sing Halleluyah

​ ​         2.  You are too faithful to fail me

6. THE DEAD CANNOT CELEBRATE GOD

• Isaiah 38 v 18 & 19

v.18 “For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth.

v.19 The living, the living man, he shall praise You, As I do this day;

The father shall make known Your truth to the children.

• Song:  Covenant keeping God, there is no one like you, Alpha and Omega

7. EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH, PRIASE THE LORD”

• Psalm 150 v 6

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.Praise the Lord!

• Songs  1.  ​Daily as I live,  As Often as I breath

​​Let my whole life be expression of your Grace

​​We cry Abba father Hallowed be your name.

2.  ​You are who you are, yesterday, today and forever

​​What you say is what you do.

​​You never fail, you never change

​​You are faithful to the end

​​Faithful God I worship you

​​I worship you….

3.  Every living soul, every living soul, praise the Lord…

THANKSGIVING

• Psalm 26 v 7

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

• Psalm 107  v 22

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

• Jonah 2 v 9

But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

• Psalm 69 v 30

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

• 1 Thess. 5 v 18

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

• Col. 3 v 17

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

• Psalm 6 v 5

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

• Isaiah 38 v 18 & 19

v.18  “For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

v.19 –  The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

• Psalm 75 v 1

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

• Psalm 105 v 1 & 2

v.1–  O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

v.Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

• 1 Tim. 2 V 1 & 2

v.1 –  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

v.– “For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

• Isaiah 51 v 3

For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

• Phil 4 v 6

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

• Colossians 4 v 2

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

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THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN PRAISING AND THANKING GOD

1.​THANK AND PRAISE HIM UNCONDITIONALLY

Habakkuk 3 v 17 – 19

v.17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

v. 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

v.19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

• God might have not done everything for you but He has done many things or He has done some things, so thank Him for all that He has done.

2.​ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO GOD

1 Thess. 5 v 18

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

• “Remember the Hebrew word TEHILA meaning Giving God Praise at your lowest ebb”

• Don’t ever allow situations and circumstances define

How you praise God

How to praise God

When to praise God

Where to praise God

3.​OFFER SACRIFICE WILLINGLY

Lev. 22 v 29

And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will.

• Don’t wait until a need is announced in your father’s house before you give

• Be willing always and don’t give grudgingly

4.​ALWAYS RETURN TO APPRECIATE GOD

Luke 17 v 15 – 17

v.15  – “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,”

v.16  – “And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.”

v.17 – “ And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?”

• Ten Lepers healed

• One returned to glorify God

• Jesus made a remark

• Perfection of the Miracle

5.​DON’T MOCK PRAISES/DANCERS/SINGERS

2 Sam. 6 v 20 – 23

v.20 “Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncoverethhimself!”

v.21 “And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.”

v.22 “And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight: and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour.”

v.23 “Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.”

• Michal the daughter of Saul mocked King David – the dancer

• She became barren forever

6.​GIVE QUALITY SACRIFICE

Psalm 50 v 14 & 15

v.14“Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High

v.15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

• Quality sacrifice provokes an urgent intervention

• Qualifies you for an Urgent Visitation.

7.​THANK GOD FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE

Psalm 103 v 1  22

v.1 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

v.Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

v.Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

v.Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

v.5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

v.The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

v.He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

v.The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

v.He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

v.10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

v.11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

v.12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

v.13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

v.14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereththat we are dust.

v.15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

v.16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

v.17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

v.18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

v.19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

v.20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

v.21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

v.22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

THE TEN LEPPERS

• Luke 17 v 11 – 19

v.11 – “And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.”

v.12 – “And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:”

v.13 – “And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”

v.14 – “And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.”

v.15 – “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,”

v.16 – “And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.”

v.17 – “ And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?”

v.18 – “There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.”

v.19 “And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”

Luke 17 v 11 – 19

v.14​-​Ten Lepers healed

v.15​-​One returned to glorify God

v.17​-​Jesus made a remark

v.19​-​Perfection of the Miracle

Pastor Oladiyun is the Senior Pastor of the Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM), Omole, Lagos. To download more prayer bulletins, visit www.prayerparliament.com.


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