1Praise the Lord!
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord?
8Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
9Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
12Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
14He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
24Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.
29Give to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him.
Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
31Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
And let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
32Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it.
34Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
1Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!Click to open the research content
2Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
The Golden Text and Responsive Reading are from the New King James Version®.
17We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
10All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.Click to open the research content Click to open the Bibles content
11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
12To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.Click to open the research content
1O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.Click to open the research content Click to open the Bibles content
25Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
26O give thanks unto the God of heaven:
1love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.Click to open the research content Click to open the Bibles content
7your eyes have seen all the great acts of the Lord which he did.
Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy
The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, — that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.
Love giveth to the least spiritual idea might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through all as the blossom shines through the bud.
Only the action of Truth, Life, and Love can give harmony.
If action proceeds from the divine Mind, action is harmonious.
Are we really grateful for the good already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more.
The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable.Click to open the research content
3the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
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Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech.Click to open the research content
5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.Click to open the Bibles content
7Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
1Solomon was king over all Israel.Click to open the research content
24and he had peace on all sides round about him.
29God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.Click to open the Bibles content
1And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon;
2And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,Click to open the research content
3Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the Lord his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.
4But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.Click to open the Bibles content
5And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.
7And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the Lord this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
10So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
12And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
14So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
22And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:
23And he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:
3And the Lord said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.Click to open the research content
29Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?Click to open the research content
30And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
15let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.Click to open the research content Click to open the Bibles content
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Through divine Science, Spirit, God, unites understanding to eternal harmony. The calm and exalted thought or spiritual apprehension is at peace.
We should consecrate existence, not “to the unknown God” whom we “ignorantly worship,” but to the eternal builder, the everlasting Father, to the Life which mortal sense cannot impair nor mortal belief destroy. We must realize the ability of mental might to offset human misconceptions and to replace them with the life which is spiritual, not material.
Advancing to a higher plane of action, thought rises from the material sense to the spiritual, from the scholastic to the inspirational, and from the mortal to the immortal.
The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth.
The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.
God rests in action. Imparting has not impoverished, can never impoverish, the divine Mind. No exhaustion follows the action of this Mind, according to the apprehension of divine Science. The highest and sweetest rest, even from a human standpoint, is in holy work.Click to open the research content
Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love.Click to open the research content
1Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.Click to open the research content
2Praise him for his mighty acts:
35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
32Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.Click to open the research content
33And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
25And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.Click to open the research content
12Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever.Click to open the Bibles content
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In Science, all being is eternal, spiritual, perfect, harmonious in every action.
In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes, — Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply.
Jesus established what he said by demonstration, thus making his acts of higher importance than his words. He proved what he taught. This is the Science of Christianity. Jesus proved the Principle, which heals the sick and casts out error, to be divine.
the only law
Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to material laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of material sense or law.
Jesus established his church and maintained his mission on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing.
He claimed no intelligence, action, nor life separate from God.
Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action.Click to open the research content
Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love — be it song, sermon, or Science — blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.
Millions of unprejudiced minds — simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert — are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences.
Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks.
To keep the commandments of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has done.
3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.Click to open the Bibles content
4One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
1I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
7Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.Click to open the Bibles content
17I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
1Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;Click to open the research content
3Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
14Offer unto God thanksgiving;
15Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.Click to open the Bibles content
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God is not moved by the breath of praise to do more than He has already done, nor can the infinite do less than bestow all good, since He is unchanging wisdom and Love.
What can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till, in the language of the apostle, “we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ”?
Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal.
The divine Mind includes all action and volition, and man in Science is governed by this Mind.
Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious action.Click to open the research content
We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being.
It is possible, — yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, — to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness.Click to open the research content
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