Preparation for Worship and Praise

How will we know when to respond in an outward expression of praise? How do we know any personal expression is valid and authentic? Two preparations will assure us genuine responses:

  1. Heart Preparation: Ps. 16:7-11—"I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. 8] I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9] Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure. . ."

    Heart preparation precedes praise!


  2. Content Preparation: Col. 3:16—"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God."

    The rich dwelling of the Word in us precedes praise.