Just what does "praise" mean?

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  1. UnchartedSpirit

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    I know we use the term over a trillion times in our lifetime, but how do we actually "praise" and "worship" God? Does it call for more than just bowing down periodocially? Were David's songs about how God and his universe praise? Oh, and let's not forget - what is the act of "adoration?" [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Sans Serif]Just ooohing and aaaahing at God?[/FONT]
     
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  2. Chessic

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    I've wondered this, too. Often what is called praise seems to be an emotional recounting of God's good qualities and kind acts. Often, I say "Praise you, God," etc., without really knowing what I mean by that, beyond an attempt to have a thankful attitude, as per Biblical instructions.
     
  3. Alcott

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    Seems like you ought to know.
    Any good church gets together and praise often.
     
  4. Tom Butler

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    I wish I could remember where I read this, but I like it:

    Worship (and/or praise) is simply telling God the truth about himself.

    It is also bringing oneself into agreement with those truths.
     

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