Do you love to bless the Lord; to warm His heart in worship? If so, then today's list of 31 ways to bless the Lord is going to help you go even deeper in your worship, praise, warfare, and even just simply in your prayer life!
I love to bless the Lord; don't you?
I adore my Daddy, my Heavenly Father, my Abba so much–and our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as His precious Holy Spirit. I love to pour my heart out upon Him in worship, praise, prayer, proclamation, and just extolling the Lord. I just love to bless the Lord; I want to warm His heart with my love, devotion, loyalty, and adoration! I believe we all do. 🙂
For years, I have been fascinated by the Scriptures that say, “Blessed be the Lord, who ….”
My fascination started when I read Psalm 124:6 one day, shortly after giving my life to Christ. This verse says:
“Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth” (Psalm 124:6).
When I read that, I was struck by it because I thought, “What a fabulous vocabulary phrase! I could use that over and over!” That verse sums up so much of my personal story; it really describes a lot of what God has done in my life.
And when I read that verse many years ago, Holy Spirit just made that verse leap off the page into my spirit, and it made me catch my breath in wonder. “Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!” Wow! Hallelujah! Amen!
Well, when I realized that the phrase “Blessed be the Lord” is repeated over and over in the Bible, I thought it would be really fun to dig out a list of ALL the verses in the Bible that say that particular thing: “Blessed be the Lord.” I wanted to use a list like that in worship and prayer, simply to bless the Lord and shower my adoration and affection on Him.
Well, that was many years ago. And you know what? I never did make that list of ways to bless the Lord until now.
It has been on my mind all this time, and just recently, after I wrote this list of 180 Ways to Extol the Lord (with free printable guide), I knew it was time to take it on. Lists of prayers, confessions, promises, praises, and verses like this are spiritual meat. When I make lists like this and study them, I feel like I'm eating a great, big spiritual steak.
Related: If you need more spiritual steak, read my free series on 17 benefits of wisdom here. It's MEATY; the Lord bowled me over with the richness of it while writing it.
So today, I want to share my list with you of 31 Ways to Bless the Lord.
Of course, these are not the only ways to bless the Lord! You can always use your own vocabulary. But these 31 ways are specifically tied to the verses in Scripture that use the key phrase, “Blessed be the Lord.”
There are thousands of other blessings and praises unto the Lord in the Scriptures, but I made this list specifically because I am fascinated and gripped by that particular phrase. “Blessed be the Lord!”
How should you use this list of 31 ways to bless the Lord?
This list of 31 ways to bless the Lord can be used as a prayer tool; a praise tool; or a tool in worship. Also:
- You could write these blessings unto the Lord in your journal over and over.
- You can and should speak them out verbally.
- You can pray them back to the Lord, and you can memorize them so that they just flow out of you as worship to the Lord whenever you need vocabulary for your worship!
Memorizing Scriptural vocabulary (like these 31 ways to bless the Lord) will make you a powerful pray-er. 🙂
A lot of people struggle with feeling like their prayers aren't very authoritative (another story for another day), but all prayers instantly become powerful and authoritative if you simply pray the Word of God back to Him.
When you memorize words, verses, and phrases from God's own Word, hiding them in your heart so you might not sin against Him, then you give yourself the tools that your body, soul, and spirit can then use to lift high praise back to God.
I am going to try to memorize all of these ways to bless the Lord, and I encourage you to give it a try also! Just say them often in your praises and prayers to the Lord, and the memorization will come automatically with repetition. 🙂
Without further ado, here are 31 ways to bless the Lord:
(And these are not all direct quotes. Some of them are turned into confessions or prayer-type sentences, based on the context of the verse I cited at the end of each blessing.)
1. Blessed be the Lord God of our father Abraham, who has led me on the way and has not forsaken His mercy and truth toward our fathers (Genesis 24:27).
2. Blessed be the Lord, who has delivered us out of the hands of those who bound and enslaved us, and has delivered His people from the Egyptians (Exodus 18:10).
3. Blessed be the Lord, who has not left me this day without a Kinsman Redeemer; and may His name be famous in all Israel (Ruth 4:14)!
4. Blessed be the Lord, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of my enemies, and has kept His servant from evil (1 Samuel 25:39)!
5. Blessed be the Lord my God, who has delivered up those who raised their hand against me (2 Samuel 18:28).
6. Blessed be the Lord this day, for the Son of David rules as King of Kings and Lord of Lords over all the earth (1 Kings 5:7).
7. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to me and my fathers, and with His hand has fulfilled it (1 Kings 8:15).
8. Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel and to me, according to all that He promised. Not one word of all His good promise has failed (1 Kings 8:56).
9. Blessed be the Lord my God, who delighted in me, seating me with princes and setting me on the throne with Christ Jesus in heavenly places. Blessed be the Lord my God, who works righteousness and justice for me (1 Kings 10:9).
10. “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting” (1 Chronicles 16:36).
11. “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever” (1 Chronicles 29:10).
12. “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who made heaven and earth” (2 Chronicles 2:12).
13. “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who has fulfilled with His hands what He spoke with His mouth” (2 Chronicles 6:4).
14. Blessed be the Lord my God, who delighted in me and has rewarded me according to the cleanness of my hands (2 Chronicles 9:8).
15. Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, who puts it in our heart to beautify and honor His own house (Ezra 7:27).
16. “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21).
17. “The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted” (Psalm 18:46).
18. “Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications!” (Psalm 28:6).
19. “Blessed be the Lord, for He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!” (Psalm 31:21).
20. “Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah” (Psalm 68:19).
21. “Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things!” (Psalm 72:18).
22. “Blessed be the Lord forevermore! Amen and Amen” (Psalm 89:52).
23. “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, ‘Amen!' Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 106:48).
24. “Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!” (Psalm 113:2.
25. “Blessed be the Lord, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth” (Psalm 124:6).
26. “Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem! Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 135:21).
27. “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle—my lovingkindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me” (Psalm 144:1-2).
28. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
29. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:3-6).
30. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:3-5).
31. I stand up and bless the Lord my God forever and ever! Blessed be His glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise!” (Nehemiah 9:5). (This verse didn't say “Blessed be the Lord,” but it was so good that I had to add it to this list anyway!)
There is my list of 31 ways to bless the Lord. Now it's your turn!
What is YOUR favorite way to bless the Lord? What are your favorite verses or vocabulary phrases from the Bible that you like to use to bless His name? Leave a comment below!