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(10-04-07) Prayer 4 - Moses’ Prayer After Crossing the Red Sea

Ex. 15:1-18

Moses and the people of Israel had just about decided that things were hopeless. Every time it looked as if the Pharaoh would relent and allow them to leave Egypt, he changed his mind.

Plaque after plaque had demonstrated God’s power, finally ending in the death of all the firstborn of Egypt. On the edge of the Red Sea, with Egypt’s army in pursuit, it had seemed as if defeat and death was at hand for Israel.

Then, another miracle! God parted the sea, Israel crossed on dry ground, and, when the Egyptians tried to pursue, the waters closed upon them and drowned them. With that even foremost in their minds, they praised God.

What Can We Learn?
1. Praise flows from an attitude of fear (awe) and faith (Ex 14:31).

2. This prayer is a song which was sung by Moses and the Israelites.

3. Note how God is viewed in this song of praise:
Highly exalted
My strength and song
My salvation
A warrior
The Lord

4. Note other terms of praise:
Majestic in power
Greatness of… Excellence
Majestic in holiness
Reign forever and ever

More About Prayer of Praise
1. Praise is given to God, not man.

2. Praise is a form of thanksgiving.

3. Praise acknowledges the gracious and benevolent acts of God on our behalf.

Questions to Ponder
1. How important to praising God is our ability to recognize what God does for us?

2.On a scale of 1 to 10, with one being least and ten being most, how would you rate the importance of praise in today’s world?

3. Make a list of 5 things for which you should offer praise to God.

4. How do you think we could encourage one another to praise God more?

5. Try your hand at writing a ‘song of praise’ to God similar to the one Moses and the Israelites sang together.

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