Hallelujah — Praise the LORD

Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.

Psalm 135:3

LORD Jesus, we praise You for Your great Name endures forever. You are the One, the only One, who is mighty to save. What an amazing thought to dwell on that You would step down into this dark world to rescue us from our sins. You have made the way so we can follow You and spend eternity with You in Heaven. Hallelujah! Guide us and give us faith, we ask, as we study Your Word today. Reach out and touch our hearts that our faith will grow — so we can love You more and more and do what You command us to do. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

We usually end prayers by saying, “Amen” which means “so be it.” Knowing this should have us more aware what we agree with in prayer. Do you know the meaning of the word “Hallelujah” as well?

In Psalm 135 most of the words translated as “praise” are “hâlal” in the original. Looking up the reference for this word, H1984 in the Strong’s Concordance, reveals that this is the kind of praise which is colorful and boasting of the LORD. We cannot but sing to Him who alone is worthy of our praises. (Read more at Strong’s H1984 at BlueLetterBible.org)

For I know that the LORD is great,
And our Lord is above all gods.

Psalm 135:5

Hallelujah! Praise the LORD.

In Revelation 19 there are four verses (1, 3, 4, and 6) in which we find (H) Allelujah! The original “allēlouia” (G239 in Strong’s) stems from the Hebrew origin “hâlal” (H1984) and means “Praise ye the LORD.” (Read more at Strong’s G239 at BlueLetterBible.org)

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

Psalm 150:6

One of my favorite hymns is called “Praise to the LORD, the Almighty.” It’s quite special to me because it has been one of the first songs I have heard and “recognized” while going to church in the States (becoming a true believer in Christ). God used this song to remind me of “Lobe den HERREN, den mächtigen König der Ehren” a song that is found in the “Evangelisches Gesangbuch” — a hymnal we used in the Lutheran Church in Germany.

Looking for the music? Would you like to join in and sing along? You can find the notes and lyrics at: Praise to the LORD, the Almighty (Hymnal.net)

Sing praises to the LORD the Almighty today.

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