Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship.
“give praise to God” synonyms: honour, thanks, glory, glorification, worship, devotion, exaltation, adoration, veneration, reverence, tribute
“give praise to God”
express one’s respect and gratitude towards (a deity), especially in song.
“we praise God for past blessings” synonyms: worship, glorify, honour, exalt, adore, pay tribute to, pay homage to, give thanks to, venerate, reverence, hallow, bless;
‘Praise is the duty and delight, the ultimate vocation of the human community; indeed of all creation. Yes, all life is aimed toward God and finally exists for the sake of God. Praise articulates and embodies our capacity to yield, submit, and abandon ourselves in trust and gratitude to the One whose we are. Praise is not only a human requirement and a human need, it is also a human delight.’ Walter Brueggemann