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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Prayer of Praise



"Prayers of thanks focus to some extent on us. We thank God for particular gifts given to us and others personally, and for general gifts  bestowed to all. Praise on the other hand, focuses directly on God. We praise him for who and what he is. It is the difference between a spouse saying to the other, "You are the most understanding person I know; that's one reason I love you so much" and "Thanks for the sandwich, I needed it"from...  Praying; Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight...J.I. Packer




7 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

What a great definition of praise!! "finding our way through duty to delight"...great word

Creations By Cindy said...

Sweet Praise today! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Petra said...

Thank you for the open window and clear skies. What a clear definition/comparison/analogy!

Blessings!

Debbie said...

Wow...this WAS a really good anaolgy and description of the difference between the two. I do spend LOTS of time being thankful, but I need to devote alot more time to praise! HUGS

LDH said...

Hello MAryann,

Interesting thinking about the difference between prayer and praise.
Your photos are so soft and so pretty!

Thanks you for sharing on Think on These Things. It is my joy to visit with you!

bettyl said...

Nicely done to show us what praise really is.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Maryann, I love this post-such profound truth...great quote and beautiful photos.
Blessings to you.
Noreen