Praise God

Praise God.


176. The Praise of God is taught throughout the religions of God: This is a standard found throughout the works of Gods messengers. They teach us that God is an entity, so vast and intertwined in our lives and our future well being, that His very mention is worthy of our utmost praise and all encompassing admiration; For He is our all, our everything, when it comes to our very existence He is our supreme beloved fashioner, our transcendent Heavenly Father. Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: 1 Chronicles 29:13 “Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.” Psalms 30:12 “To the end that my glory may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto Thee for ever.” Psalms 47:6 “Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.” 47:7 “For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.” 47:8 “God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of His holiness.” 48:1 “Great is The LORD, and greatly to be praised.” Isaiah 25:1 “O Lord, Thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name; for Thou hast done wonderful things; Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” the cross-5pix Christianity: Luke 2:13 “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,” 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Hebrews 2:12 “I will declare Thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto Thee. And again, I will put my trust in Him. Hebrews 13:15 “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” 1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; Romans 15:11 “Praise The Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud Him, all ye people.” Revelation 19:5 “And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.” Revelation 19:6 “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.”  

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “No peer or likeness, no similitude or equal can ever be joined with Him. Yield ye praise then unto Him and glorify Him and bear ye witness to the sanctity and oneness of His Being and magnify His might and majesty with wondrous glorification. This will enable you to gain admittance into the all-highest Paradise.”  

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 151) 

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Praise be to God! the medieval ages of darkness have passed away and this century of radiance has dawned, — this century wherein the reality of things is becoming evident, — wherein science is penetrating the mysteries of the universe, the oneness of the world of humanity is being established and service to mankind is the paramount motive of all existence.” 

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 279) 

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 2. “Praise be to Allah (God), the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way.” 

         (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  1)   

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 7. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, Those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray. 267. “Allah is free of all wants, and worthy of all praise.” 41. “O ye who believe! celebrate the praises of Allah and do this often.” 

          (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 2 and 33) 

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 73. “The grace of Allah and His blessings on you, O ye people of the house! for He is indeed worthy of all praise, full of all glory! 

          (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  11) 

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 1. “Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, let it declare the Praises and Glory of Allah: for He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; it is He Who gives life and Death; and He has Power over all things. He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the immanent: and He has full knowledge of all things.” 

          (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  57) 

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 4. “And I desire to approach Thee, The Lord, with my praise, Thou who art Ahura Mazda (God), The Spiritual Lord and regulator of the spiritual creatures The Lord and regulator of the spiritual creation.” 

          (The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Visperad) 

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 1. “Praise, Ahura Mazda. He is thus hymned (in our praise-songs). Yea, we worship in our sacrifice that deity and lord, who is Ahura Mazda, the Creator, the gracious helper, the maker of all good things; and we worship in our sacrifice Zarathushtra Spitama, that chieftain (of the rite). 

          (The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna chapter 70) 

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 3. “He who recites the praise of Holiness, in the fullness of faith and with a devoted heart, praises Me, Ahura Mazda; he praises the waters, he praises the earth, he praises the cattle, he praises the plants, he praises all good things made by Mazda, all the things that are the offspring of the good principle.” 

          (The Zend-Avesta, Avesta Fragments) 

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: Denkard. Zoroaster, “Be it known that, all are bound to praise and to be thankful to the Creator, who is (fit) for praises and thankfulness of all kinds.” “The Creator on account of His dispensation (i.e. bestowal) of all sorts of excellent conditions unto (His) creatures, is worthy to be glorified and worshipped.” 

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Worship Me With hearts unwandering,- knowing Me the Source, The Eternal Source, of Life. Unendingly They glorify Me; seek Me; keep their vows Of reverence and love, with changeless faith Adoring Me.” 

          (Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 9) 

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Honour and worship be- Glory and praise,- to Thee.” 

          (Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 11) 

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 8. “And they praising Him, said: You, indeed, are our Father, You who carry us from our ignorance to the other shore.” 

          (Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Prasna-Upanishad) 

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 2. “To Him the Bounteous say the laud, and let us glorify, as men May do, the Giver of true gifts.” 8. “Glorify Him play like waters speeding down a slope, Yea, Him who in this song is called The Lord of Heaven;” 9. “Yea, who alone is called The Lord, the single Ruler of the folk, By worshippers seeking aid: may He joy in the draught.” 10. “Praise Him, the Glorious, skilled in song, Lord of the two victorious Bays:” 

          (Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Books 7 and 8) 

 Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “In this world and in other worlds am I known by these uncounted names, but they all see Me as the moon is seen in water. Though they all honor, praise and esteem Me, they do not fully understand the meaning and significance of the words they use; not having their own self-realization of Truth they cling to the words of their canonical books, or to what has been told them, or to what they have imagined, and fail to see.” “The true Samana who is seeking the way to Brahma (God), let him have thoughts of love everywhere throughout the whole world pervading with thoughts of love ‘far reaching, beyond measure, all embracing.’ Regard all with mind set free and filled with deep felt love, ‘this is the way to a state of union with Brahma.’ Be filled with thoughts of pity, sympathy and equanimity far reaching beyond measure all embracing even for all things that have form or life with deep felt pity, sympathy and equanimity not one is set aside. He will not be filled with anger or malice, his mind will be pure free of lust, he will have self mastery (fear Brahma) he will be free from cares, and this one at death at the dissolution of his body will become united with Brahma.” (Buddha, Lankavatara Sutra and Tevigga Sutra)  

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Praised be The Lord of Greatness and praised be all the ‘uthras that stand to the right and left of The Lord of Greatness and praise the Lord of Greatness.” “Blessed and praised art Thou, my Lord, Manda-d-Hiia; Thou and Thy strength, Thy radiance, Thy light, Thy glory and Thy help.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 58 and 71) 

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “I worship Life And I praise my Lord Manda-d-Hiia And that great Presence of Glory Which emanated from Itself.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 108) 

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Thou, my lord Manda-d-Hiia, art blessed and praised And Thy praise is established (on high). This is prayer and praise which came to them from The great place of Light and the everlasting Abode.” “Arise, worship (revere) and praise The Great Life (God) And praise His Counterpart, that is the image of the Life.” “I worship and praise that channel of light, The messenger of all rays-of-light.” (The manifestation of God on this earth) (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 114 thru 116) 

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Praised be The First Life (God), praised be the Word of the First Life: praised be that radiance.”  “We have acknowledged and praises (are due) To the mighty sublime First Life, The Ineffable which is over all works.” “Thee (O) life, (is it meet) to praise, to honour, To magnify and to bless; First Life,” “My Lord be praised! In the name of the Great First Sublime Life, from the worlds of light, the Transcendent, above all works, be there healing and purity (victory), strength and soundness, hearing and being heard, joy of heart and forgiving of sins.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 58, 75, 77 and 105) 

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “I render thanks and yield praise unto God.” “Praise be to God, the Lord of all the worlds.” 

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 10 and 15) 

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “I render praise unto God and yet again praise Him.” 

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 16) 

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “I implore pardon of God for Myself and for all things related to Me and affirm, Praise be to God, the Lord of all the worlds.” 

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 16) 

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Sanctified is God thy Lord, The Lord of the Mighty Throne, from that which the people wrongfully and without the guidance of His lucid Book, affirm of Him. Peace be upon them that beseech forgiveness from God thy Lord, saying: ‘Verily, praise be unto God, The Lord of the worlds.”’ 

          (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 28) 

“We give thanks to God the Lord of the worlds, and We praise Him under all circumstances: verily He is a witness unto all things.” 

          (Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 82) 

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Praise be to God, in this day the light of the Word of God has shone forth upon all regions, and from all sects, communities, nations, tribes, peoples, religions and denominations, souls have gathered under the shadow of the Word of Oneness and have in the most intimate fellowship united and harmonized!” 

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 296) 

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Praise be to God, the Eternal that perisheth not, the Everlasting that declineth not, the Self-Subsisting that altereth not.” 

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 1) 

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Praise be to God, the Lord of all worlds.” 

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 46) 

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Bestir thyself, and magnify, before the entire creation, the name of God, and celebrate His praise, in such wise that all created things may be regenerated and made new. Speak, and hold not thy peace. The day star of blissfulness shineth above the horizon.” 

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 27)