I Exalt Thee: A Prayer of Adoration


To adore: an act of offering deep love and respect, of worshiping someone.

To exalt: to elevate by praise or in estimation

To extol: to praise highly

Each of the verses below speak of exalting (or extoling) our Lord. Read each verse. Look it up in your Bible to see the author’s context, and why he would choose to exalt our Lord. Then pray these verses to God in your own words, from your heart. He is worthy to receive our adoration.

The Lord is my strength and my song,

And He has become my salvation;

This is my God, and I will praise Him,

My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. (Exodus 15:2)

The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,

And exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation. (2 Samuel 22:47)

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

And let us exalt His name together! (Psalm 34:3)

Exalt the Lord our God;

And worship at His footstool! Holy is He! (Psalm 99:5)

Exalt the Lord our God,

And worship at His holy hill [Zion, the temple mount],

For the Lord our God is holy. (Psalm 99:9)

Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people,

And praise Him in the assembly of the elders. (Psalm 107:32)

You are my God, and I give thanks to You;

You are my God; I extol You. (Psalm 118:28)

I will exalt You, my God, O King,

And [with gratitude and submissive wonder] I will bless Your name forever and ever. (Psalm 145:1)

O Lord, You are my God;

I will exalt You; I will praise and give thanks to Your name,

For You have done miraculous things,

Plans formed long, long ago, [fulfilled] with perfect faithfulness. (Isaiah 25:1)

For You are the Lord Most High over all the earth;

You are exalted above all gods.

(Psalm 97:9)

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