All Nations Praise Him

Friday, November 12, 2021


In 2016, at the Dubai Festival of Life, Nigerian gospel singer Funke Akinokun took the stage to lead worship. She began by praising Jesus for a minute in English, calling Him the Alpha and the Omega, as well as other Biblical names for the Lord. She then praised the Lord in Indonesian. She continued her praise for the next 12 minutes praising Jesus in more than 40 different languages!

Reporter Bolu Akindele was at the event and wrote: “Funke Akinokun was quite unassuming when she took the stage, but she had an ace up her sleeves. Somehow she shook the rather multilingual crowd as she chanted in several languages of the world. And you could literally feel the pulse of the crowd rise every time she switched to another language. It spoke of inclusivity of the beauty of lingual diversity yet of the unity of faith that dwells in ‘Jesus irrespective of race or tribe.’”

Jesus is Lord of All and every tongue will worship Him! Today in prayer, praise Jesus from your heart and adore Him.

“Thus, when Paul says, ‘Praise the Lord all you nations, and let all the peoples extol him’ (Rom. 15:11), he is saying that there is something about God that is so universally praiseworthy and so profoundly beautiful and so comprehensively worth and so deeply satisfying that God will find passionate admirers in every diverse people group in the world.” – John Piper

God’s Word: “All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” – Psalm 66:4