4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
These two verses out of the 100th Psalm are instructions on how we should enter a place of worship. Most people use these verses to refer as to how you should come into church, and this is true but it is too confined to embrace the totality of these verses.
This is an example of how we should enter the presence of God period, whether it is at church, at home, driving a car, or in your bed before you go to sleep.
God has been so good to me that I don’t want to ever come before His presence presumptuously. The only acceptable attitude to have when one comes before the Lord is one of thanksgiving and praise. To many times we rush into the presence of the Lord with our list of desires and wants, without giving thought of just who it is that we are presenting these request, too.
If you struggle to pray and feel like your prayer life is lacking then try following the pattern set forth by one of the greatest worshippers of all time King David. Look at how he would never come before the Lord without worship, song, and thanksgiving. When you think of His mercy, truth and goodness as this scripture says, it’s easy to bless Our Lord and Savior. Makes worship a lifestyle and not a single act that you preform.