Therefore David blessed the LORD in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
—1 Chronicles 29:10-13
by: Lisa Moore.
Is it any wonder that David was called a man after God’s own heart? In spite of the many times he had sinned, he truly loved God. That much is clear in all of his Psalms. It is clear in the numerous times in this prayer when he blessed God and declared him blessed. David had a genuine relationship with God and witnessed His power and might first-hand. David did not need to be prodded and provoked to worship and thank God. He only had to think about how good God had been to him and the praises would flow. May our prayers flow from our experiences with the goodness of God through our Savior!