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150 Praise the Lord!
  Praise God in his sanctuary;
  praise him in his mighty heavens!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
  praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
  praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance;
  praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with sounding cymbals;
  praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!


  • All prayer finally, in one way or another, becomes praise. Psalm 150 is placed as the concluding prayer of the church’s book of prayers. No matter how much we suffer, no matter our doubts—everything finds its way into praise, the final consummating prayer.
  • The final, jubilant psalm in this great Old Testament book pictures a people who gather before the Lord to praise his works and character with every resource they possessed, until all living things join in with shouts of joy.
  • What circumstances or feelings in the last year, however momentarily, have made a praising person out of you? Reflect on that again in joy, celebrating with Christ.
  • Augustine claimed that a “Christian should be a hallelujah from head to foot.” What needs to be done to get to that point?
  • Gather the reflections and insights that have come from you study of the Psalms for the past few months and turn them into a time of concluding and celebrative praise.