Pray that the saints would realize that God uses many hardships, difficulties, and slanders to create praises in His people and causes them to learn through difficult circumstances to become praising persons who offer a sacrifice of praise continually to God (Heb. 13:15; Psa. 22:1-3; 23:4; cf. Acts 16:25).

Heb. 13:15—Through Him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise continually to God, that is, the fruit of lips confessing His name.

Psa. 22:1-3—My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? / Why are You so far from saving me, / From the words of my groaning? / O my God, I call out in the day, but You do not answer; / And in the night, but there is no rest for me. / But You are holy, You who sit enthroned / Upon the praises of Israel.

Psa. 23:4—Even though I walk / Through the valley of the shadow of death, / I do not fear evil, / For You are with me; / Your rod and Your staff, / They comfort me.

Acts 16:25—And about midnight Paul and Silas, while praying, sang hymns of praise to God; and the prisoners were listening to them.

For further reading please refer to CWWN, vol. 48, “Messages for Building Up New Believers (1),” lesson 16, pp. 248-250.

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