Joyful Praise
Donnis Brock Griffin, who went to be with the Lord at the age of 81, was called an apostle of joy. People loved her message, Have you been to the Beauty Salon Called Praise? As you know we women go to the beauty salon expecting to look better when we leave. Mother did not like her skinny legs, often referring to them as ugly bird legs. But God helped her renew her mind during a bout with eczema, an ugly, angry, tormenting skin condition. She began each day with joyful praise regardless of circumstances. One morning after a tormenting, restless night she declared with a voice of triumphant, I am invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of your glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy. Laughing aloud, she began thanking God for her beautiful legs and her beautiful skin, and his healing power was released. I invite you to come go with us to the Beauty Salon Called Praise. It will make you beautiful, and bring healing and health to all your flesh.

Holy Spirit, I ask you to perfect the fruit of my lips giving praise. Thank you for this mighty weapon of praise, which stops and stills the enemy. I am joyful in the Salvation of my Lord. I greatly rejoice in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation! You have given me my heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of my lips. You meet me with the blessings of goodness…you give me life and length of days. You have made me exceedingly glad with your presence. Be exalted, O LORD, in your own strength! Amen

Scripture Reading
Psalm 8
Psalm 21