Bless the Lord O My Soul
As we fast and cleanse our bodies and minds from some pleasant food, drink or activities, let our souls magnify and bless the Lord!
Dear Lord, I praise you today that the joy of the Lord is my strength. I’m glad to have this opportunity to draw near to you, so you can draw closer to me! I receive the instruction of your Word to not look or act sad during this fast time. Instead, I have the opportunity to take time to spend with you and thank and praise you for your goodness to me! Praise God my name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and I get to spend eternity in your glorious presence! In Jesus name, Amen!
Today, play your favorite Christian song and close your eyes and really listen to the song and focus on Him. Be quiet for a while, just thinking about Him!
Read These Scriptures
“And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. 17But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Matthew 6:16-17
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:8
Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.