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1 Chronicles 16:34, Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! (NKJV)
The present tense of “give thanks to the Lord” signifies present times and indicates the need to thank God at all times. This psalm of the writer was a thanks to God for the return of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. In the midst of the fullness of praise and joy, we are led to prayer in a humble petition for salvation, togetherness and protection from enemies. God's treatment of His chosen people had been one of continued protection with many opportunities for salvation. Yet the people had many times forgotten to pray for these or acknowledge the need for them. It is a reminder that we are to be thankful to God for He is good.
Pray and be thankful continually by Kathy and Kasy King.