Does God Need Praise?

Does God need praise? I was pondering over the translation of the word “namu” in reference to our prayer for world salvation. Praise O’ Universal Saving God. At first, I had translated the word namu to praise God; but then I thought to myself does God need praise? Who needs praise in this world? It is the conceited people, the dictators, and the charlatans of the world that need praise. Throughout history, we bowed to the emperors, the kings, and tyrants of the world. Eye contact sometimes meant certain death. Even today, there are religions that prostrate to God. Is this necessary?

Then how do we translate the word namu? In the dictionaries namu is translated as amen, or an acknowledgement. Could the word namu be a formality to connect with God, like starting the prayer with Dear God? Let me know your thoughts on if God needs praise, or what the term namu means.

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A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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One Response to Does God Need Praise?

  1. Wes says:

    I see it also translated as “I trust in” or “I seek refuge in” which better accords with my thinking when singing the prayer, as opposed to giving praise to God.

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