What is praise?

Praise means telling someone they are great, telling someone you are pleased with them and/or thanking them for doing something wonderful. A teacher might praise someone for working hard or being kind – they might say, ‘That was fantastic, I’m so pleased with what you have done, thank you for doing that for me’.

 
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When Christians praise God they tell Him He is great and thank Him for what He has done for them; they might say: ‘Thank you for what you have done for me, thank you that you love me – I think you are fantastic.’

You might also like to talk about people deserving a medal or a trophy because of something great they have done. Explain that giving somebody a trophy or a medal is another way of praising them – it’s a way of saying ‘you’re great, that’s a wonderful thing you have done’.