Anglican Devotional 7 May 2024: A Call To Praise God

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 7 May 2024 – A Call To Praise God

TOPIC: A Call To Praise God

READ: Psalm 107: 1-9 (NKJV)

  1. Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for [He is] good! For His mercy [endures] forever.
  2. Let the redeemed of the LORD say [so,] Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
  3. And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.
  4. They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; They found no city to dwell in.
  5. Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in them.
  6. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, [And] He delivered them out of their distresses.
  7. And He led them forth by the right way, That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
  8. Oh, that [men] would give thanks to the LORD [for] His goodness, And [for] His wonderful works to the children of men!
  9. For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.


This psalm is an exhortation to the redeemed to praise the Lord for His unfailing love in that He hears the prayers of those in need and saves them. It exhorts the redeemed to praise the Lord for deliverance from desperate and dangerous situations. One of the four examples used by the psalmist to illustrate that God responds to the problem of His people when they pray, is hunger and thirst (verses 4-9). “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses“ (verse 6). The Psalmist uses the above phrases four times, and four times it is stated that God “delivered them out of their distresses“ (verse 6, verse 13, verse 19, verse 28). This calls for thanksgiving unto God!

In this generation, this psalm is relevant for all believers who in their difficult situations cry out to the Lord. It builds up our faith and encourages us during those difficult times when we need God to intervene in our lives. God sometimes brings His children to a place where their own self-sufficiency fails and where no human can help, in order that they might call upon Him in humble and childlike faith. After delivering the people from their problems, God expects thanksgiving from them. See Luke 17: 11-19. “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me” (Psalm 50: 15). This is a call to praise God! (verse 1)!

PRAYER: When last did you thank God for what He has been doing for you?

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