1 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the LORD himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness to all generations.
This Psalm is a crescendo, can you feel it? It is a crescendo calling on God. As you read through it, Lord, God, Him, keeps hammering you until only thoughts of the the Almighty are left in your heart and mind. I think that is a great way to pray, in a fashion where the cares of the world slowly strip away and you are left only in harmony with God.
As you lift up GodBlogCon today, slowly let your thoughts of it crescendo into thoughts of the Lord Jesus. In your mind, transform the conference from a group of people into the body of Christ. Ask God to make it so.