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40 Days of Praise

CTA - Christ to All /Feb. 04, 2020
40 Days of Praise

By Cherie Werner

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26 this year. It’s a six-and-a-half-week period leading up to the celebration of Easter (April 12). Lent is generally a time of repentance and reflection. Repentance is a very necessary part of our walk with God—without recognizing our sin, we have no need for a Savior.

But oh, what a Savior we have! As you walk through this Lenten season, take time to focus on the names and attributes of Jesus. As you think about all that Jesus is and all that Jesus has done, take time to thank and praise him!

As you praise him, ask him to open your heart and mind to understand and know him better. The more you get to know who Jesus is and what he has done, the more you will discover needs in yourself that you didn’t know existed. Ask your Savior to fill those needs as only he is able. 

Praise him for what he has done! Praise him for what he is doing that you cannot see! Praise him for the not-yet and for the things he will do in the future!  God is always working on you, in you, through you, and around you.

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! (Psalm 103:1 ESV)

February 26 Jesus is the Lamb of God. (John 1:29) Praise him for taking away your sin.

February 27 Jesus is the Son of God. (Matthew 3:17) Praise him for being fully God.

February 28 Jesus is the Son of Man. (Matthew 9:6) Praise him for being fully human.

February 29 Jesus is the Word. (John 1:1,14) Praise him for becoming one of us. 

March 1 Jesus is Immanuel—God with us. (Matthew 1:23) Praise him for being with you everywhere, all the time.

March 2 Jesus is the Advocate. (1 John 2:1) Praise him for defending you before the Father.

March 3 Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor. (Isaiah 9:6) Praise him for being your source of help and comfort.

March 4 Jesus is the Light of the World. (John 8:12) Praise him for illuminating the darkness.

March 5 Jesus is the Bridegroom. (Matthew 9:15) Praise him for his love for you.

March 6 Jesus is the Door. (John 10:9) Praise him for being the entrance to life with God.

March 7 Jesus is the Everlasting Father. (Isaiah 9:6) Praise him for making you his child.

March 8 Jesus is the Way. (John 14:6) Praise him for showing you the path to life and salvation in his Word.

March 9 Jesus is the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) Praise him for his peace that passes understanding. (Philippians 4:6-7)

March 10 Jesus is the Alpha and Omega. (Revelation 1:8) Praise him for being eternal.

March 11 Jesus is the Good Shepherd. (John 10:11) Praise him for taking care of you and laying down his life for you.

March 12 Jesus is the Lord of All. (Acts 10:36) Praise him for being in charge of everything.

March 13 Jesus is the Mediator. (1 Timothy 2:5) Praise him for making things right between you and God.

March 14 Jesus is the Bread of Life. (John 6:35) Praise him for satisfying your spiritual hunger.

March 15 Jesus is the Healer. (Isaiah 53:5) Praise him for binding up your wounds and healing your brokenness.

March 16 Jesus is the Carpenter. (Mark 6:3) Praise him for being the Builder of all things.

March 17 Jesus is the Author and Perfecter of your faith. (Hebrews 12:2) Praise him for giving you faith and strengthening your faith.

March 18 Jesus is the Great I Am. (John 8:58) Praise him for being everything you need.

March 19 Jesus is the King of kings. (1 Timothy 6:15) Praise him for allowing you to be part of his kingdom.

March 20 Jesus is the Deliverer. (Romans 11:26) Praise him for rescuing you in every time of need.

March 21 Jesus is the Rock. (1 Corinthians 10:4) Praise him for being your solid foundation.

March 22 Jesus is the Truth. (John 14:6) Praise him for dispelling the lies of sin and the devil.

March 23 Jesus is the Holy One of God. (Mark 1:24) Praise him for being a perfect example and showing us how to follow him.

March 24 Jesus is Living Water. (John 7:37–39) Praise him for being able to quench your spiritual thirst.

March 25 Jesus is the Radiance of God’s glory. (Hebrews 1:3) Praise him for showing us the Father.

March 26 Jesus is True God. (1 John 5:20) Praise him for making you part of God’s family.

March 27 Jesus is the High Priest. (Hebrews 6:20) Praise him for making the ultimate sacrifice for you.

March 28 Jesus is the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8) Praise him for his power.

March 29 Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:20) Praise him for including you in his spiritual house.

March 30 Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) Praise him for being unchanging and unchangeable.

March 31 Jesus is the Vine. (John 15) Praise him for producing “fruit” in and through your life.

April 1 Jesus is the Judge. (Acts 10:42) Praise him for his justice.

April 2 Jesus is the Intercessor. (Hebrews 7:25) Praise him for praying for you according to the will of God.

April 3 Jesus is the Teacher. (Matthew 23:10) Praise him for his perfect instruction and guidance.

April 4 Jesus is the Messiah. (John 1:41) Praise him for being your Savior from sin and death.

April 5 Jesus is the Master. (Luke 5:5) Praise him for being gentle with you and generous to you.

April 6 Jesus is the Lord of lords. (1 Timothy 6:15) Praise him for having all authority in heaven and on earth.

April 7 Jesus is the Servant. (Philippians 2:7) Praise him for showing us how to love one another.

April 8 Jesus is the Savior. (Luke 2:11) Praise him for rescuing you from the penalty of your sins.

April 9 Jesus is the Man of sorrows. (Isaiah 53:3) Praise him for understanding your pain.

April 10 Jesus is the Redeemer. (Job 19:25) Praise him for paying the price for your salvation.

April 11 Jesus is the Chosen One. (Luke 23:35) Praise him for choosing to give up his life for you.

April 12 Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. (John 11:25) Praise him giving you eternal life with him in heaven.

How is your church preparing for Easter?

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