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Sister Lisa Maurer – Holy, Holy, Holy,

 Praise is a good thing and it is one of the secret weapons of our faith.   It is pleasant, valuable, and morally excellent.  Prayers of praise bring us closer to God and sanctify us in the process. The book of Psalms, the praise book of the Bible, gives us hundreds of reasons why praising God is important.  At Mass we join with the angels and archangels in their unending praise of God. 

Give Praise and Thanks

It is great to think that we don’t have to wait until we get to heaven to join the saints and angels in praising God.  We can begin here and now to join in their chorus of acclamation.  Nothing exists that cannot be transformed into prayers of praise.  Here are a few ways to glorify God in daily life through action and prayer.


Start thinking of qualities and attributes of God and let the praise flow.  

  • “You are wonderful and almighty, full of goodness and right!” 


Think of Jesus’ life and offer praise.  

  • “I praise you for your glorious resurrection.”


Use creation to spark prayers of praise.  

  • “The sun and moon, flowers and trees offer you glory and praise.”


Reflect upon your life’s journey and praise God’s faithfulness.  

  • “I praise you for seeing me through the storms of my life.”


Make a list of thanksgiving and give God the glory.  

  • “I thank you and praise you for my family and friends.”


Open the book of Psalms and let King David’s words speak for you.  

  • “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.”  (Ps 145)


Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts!  

Heaven and earth are full of your glory. 

Hosanna in the highest!  

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  

Hosanna in the highest!





Sister Lisa Maurer  

Sister Lisa Maurer

Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Before entering the Monastery, she taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa made her first Monastic Profession in August 2009 and on July 11, 2012, she made her Perpetual Profession. Her first ministry was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is the Mission Integration Manager of the Benedictine Health System. See all of Sister Lisa’s posts.





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