From Eugene H. Peterson’s Praying With the Psalms:
On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. ~ Psalm 138:3
The soul that praises God develops sinews of strength. Without praise our spirits become anemic and flabby. Praise stretches us to respond to God at full capacity and gives heartiness to faith.
PRAYER: Mighty God, in the same way that some develop their bodies in calisthenics and games, I will develop my soul in worship and praise. I don’t want any part of my life to be weak resignation; I want all of it, by your grace, to be strong affirmation — a firm yes to your Yes to me in Jesus Christ. Amen.