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Prayer, Singing and praise

Prayer, Singing and praise

By John Chopores


Singing and prayer

PSA 100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. (KJV)

(2Chronicles 20:21-22 KJV)

(21) And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the [1]beauty of [2]holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy {endureth} for ever. (22) And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

   But, this is singing, that praises the "beauty of holiness", and there is a great "beauty" in holiness!

and prayer

PSA 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, {and} into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, {and} bless his name. (KJV)

HEB 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the [3]fruit of {our} lips giving thanks to his name. (KJV)

"In all our prayers we must praise God, and join hallelujahs with all our hosannas. These are the spiritual sacrifices we must offer up daily, and upon particular occasions." [JOHN WESLEY.].


 Joy and prayer

(Deuteronomy 28:47-48 KJV)

(47) Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all {things}; (48) Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all {things}: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.(John 14:13-14 KJV)

(13) And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (14) If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do {it}.


 Power in the name of Jesus so,  Ask in the name of Jesus


(John 14:13-14 KJV)

(13) And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (14) If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do {it}.


(John 16:23-24 KJV)

(23) And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give {it} you. (24) Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

(John 16:26-27 KJV)

(26) At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: (27) For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.


(Matthew 28:18-19 KJV)

(18) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

            "In praying in the name of Jesus, we are acting as His representative." [ASP. PAGE. 23.]

[1]01927 hadarah {had-aw-raw'}

from 01926; TWOT - 477c; n f

AV - beauty 4, honour 1; 5

1) adornment, glory

   1a) holy adornment (of public worship)

   1b) glory (of the king)

[2]06944 qodesh {ko'-desh}

from 06942; TWOT - 1990a; n m

AV - holy 262, sanctuary 68, (holy, hallowed,...) things 52, most 44,

     holiness 30, dedicated 5, hallowed 3, consecrated 1, misc 3; 468

1) apartness, holiness, sacredness, separateness

   1a) apartness, sacredness, holiness

       1a1) of God

       1a2) of places

       1a3) of things

   1b) set-apartness, separateness

[3]2590 karpos {kar-pos'}

probably from the base of 726; TDNT - 3:614,416; n m

AV - fruit 66; 66

1) fruit

   1a) the fruit of the trees, vines, of the fields

   1b) the fruit of one's loins, i.e. his progeny, his posterity

2) that which originates or comes from something, an effect, result

   2a) work, act, deed

   2b) advantage, profit, utility

   2c) praises, which are presented to God as a thank offering

   2d) to gather fruit (i.e. a reaped harvest) into life eternal

       (as into a granary), is used in fig. discourse of those who

       by their labours have fitted souls to obtain eternal life