Background: The book of Psalms was written by at least 7 authors. It expresses a range of human emotions from praise to God in good times, fear of enemies in bad times, guilt, anger and an overriding confidence in God’s goodness, majesty and power. In Psalm 9 David teaches us his way of worship.
Ask the children…
What does David do first when he worships?
“I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.” (Psalm 9:1)
What does David do next as he worships?
“I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.!” (Psalm 9:2)
First David rejoices in who God is and what He has done. Then David proclaims out loud these wondrous things about God. That was David’s habit and one that we could all learn from.
Ask your children what they think worship is about? Review David’s way of worshipping and then do some practicing together. Take a BIG sheet of paper and have your children write all the character qualities of God they know. Then take some time to tell God how much you love these things. Sing some songs that you know that include these qualities. For example you could sing the song “God is so good”.
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