Need an antidote to stress, worry, and fear? Using Psalm 146 as a prayer and adapting it to your own situation, Terry Modica reveals the supernatural power that’s available when we pray for the glory of God to fill us. It begins when we glorify the Lord with our praises. It makes demons flee. It fills us with hope, peace and joy.
We’re going to pray Psalm 146 together. You don’t need to get out your Bible because I don’t want you being distracted by the differences in translations. Just listen, and I’m going to come up off the page because we’re making a prayer. We’re not just reading the Psalm, we’re making a prayer of it. It’s a prayer of praise.
The very first line is, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life.” You see, we need to praise the Lord in everything. And that’s why the Psalms are especially good at helping us pray. The Psalms help us to glorify the Lord no matter what’s going on in your life or in the world.
No matter what’s going on, we need to be glorifying the Lord. The Enemy – the Devil, the demons who are prowling around the world seeking the ruin of your soul and looking for opportunities to trigger hot buttons (opportunities) where they can tempt you into sin, opportunities where you’re vulnerable. By praying the Psalms and glorifying the Lord with your prayer, and then remembering to glorify the Lord throughout the day, whenever things stress you out or worry you, or whenever you think of your prayer requests again, by glorifying the Lord, we drive off the Enemy. We make demons flee from us. They can’t stand to be around a praising Christian.
Glorifying the Lord means that no matter what’s going on, we know that God is still in charge, that God is bigger than all the problems. Let me give you an example how the Lord taught me this many years ago….
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I think that people generally even if many do not admit it, are aware of God’s presence in the world today. Meditating on the Luminous mysteries of the Rosary, especially on the Transfiguration of Our Lord focuses the mind on the glory of Christ as witnessed by Peter, James and John who were privileged to see Jesus as He is now in heaven and as He will be when He comes in glory to judge the living and the dead. Peter’s reaction is worth pondering ‘Lord it is good for us to be here’.
On You tube there is an excellent Rosary of Praise by a U.K website which helps keep the glory of God uppermost in the mind and is worth saying daily also. I hope these prayer suggestions may be useful to those who like myself have found it difficult to visualise the glorified Christ.