If King David was leading us today in the prayer of praise we read in 1 Chronicles, it would probably sound something like this –
Oh, LORD, our God, we will praise you forever and ever. You are so great, God! You have all power, glory, victory and majesty!
Everything in the heavens and earth is your’s Father. This is your kingdom and we adore you.
All wealth and honor come from you – you are the King over everything. You control all power and might. You decide which of your people are made great and are given strength.
Thank you, God! We praise your glorious name.
But who are we, God? We can’t really give you anything because everything already belongs to you.
We are here on this earth for merely a moment – this is not our home. We are but a passing shadow on this earth – quickly gone without a trace.
Everything belongs to you, God. We know that you see our hearts and rejoice when you find faithfulness and integrity in them. You know if our motives are good and if we give willingly back to you with joy.
Oh, LORD, please help us obey you. Help us love you. Give us a hole-hearted desire to live as you want us to live.
When David was finished, the entire assembly praised God.
We join with King David today to praise you, Father.