in Worship, Young People
Praise is a poet's rhapsody, full of admiration for a guardian whose reckless love has saved their life/soul.
A symphony of voices singing Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord
Praise is a young child's prayer thanking the Lord at night before bed
It is the twirls and jumps of dancers and the bold expressions of mimes telling the story of deliverance
Praise is the joining of a congregation coming to celebrate their blessings and the release from tribulations
Praise is extending a hand to a sister in Christ pulling her out of her stupor, It's giving your brother the strength to carry on
To push forward and don't give up
Praise is spreading love to those who are considered undesirable
Praise is calling out to God even when things are rough because while I breathe , I hope
And I as long as I have breath in my body, I will glorify him in every way I can.
Declaring him the One and Only ruler of My Soul
Because as Psalms 71:8 says:"My mouth is filled with your praise,
declaring your splendor all day long".
This is an original poem written by Ms. Demetria George on Saturday, August 3, 2019 for a special service at the Historic First Baptist Church.