I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
All you nations, praise the LORD. All you people on earth, praise him. Great is his love for us. The LORD is faithful forever. Praise the LORD.
We have been made holy by what God wanted. We have been made holy because Jesus Christ offered his body once and for all time.
Praise the LORD. Praise God in his holy temple. Praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his powerful acts. Praise him because he is greater than anything else.
Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Have respect for the LORD and avoid evil.
Are you cheerful because you belong to Christ? Does his love comfort you? Is the Holy Spirit your companion? Has Christ been gentle and loving toward you?
Praise the LORD, because he is good. Sing praise to his name, because that is pleasant.