I was reading and praying Psalm 145 again this week and got a reminder about this powerful word. Tehillah means praise, but it's not the most common word for praise…
“A prayer of praise (tehillah), of David. I exalt You, God the King, and I will bless Your name forever and always!
My mouth will speak the songs of praise (tehillim) of Yahweh, and all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.”
Psalm 145:1, 21
This prayer (Psalm 145) introduces and repeats the Hebrew word tehillah in its first and last verse. This word is not often used in the Bible, but it means “a prayer or song of praise”. It is also the Hebrew word used to name the entire book of Psalms, Tehillim. (more…)