3African Praise SongsAfrican names carry stories of who you are, where you're coming from, and what you've been through, so that you and others can "know" you.
4African Praise SongsIf you were born in Africa, you may be taught a self-naming chant, which might tell some of the details of your life. Such as…Where you were bornWho your family isWhat you look likeImportant experiences in your lifeAmong many others
5They Can Be Brief! Born under a cloudy sky The second among three Green and blondeLover of animalsNikki
6They Can Be Long! Matt’s Praise poem I am the son of John and Debbie. Brother to one sister.Born into a family of immigrants.While only 5’,7”, I sit center stage amongst the crowd.I’m athletic but artistic, strong but understanding.Friendly, shy, intelligent, and strong willed.Blessed with courageous parents, diligently saving the world, who constantly guideme to do the right thing.I love my family, pets and drum sticks.There’s much that I know, yet so much to learn.I will be successful, I will survive, and I can achieve anything.
7Writing Praise PoemsWhile Praise Poems are traditionally about people, they can also be used to descriptively write about about other nouns. You could write a praise poem about…An animalNatureA pen, pencil or piece of paperA friendAnd many, many more. Your imagination is your limit!
9Parts of the BodyArm and Hand Arm, shoulder is big Arm, separates at the elbow Fist is small Fingers lengthy Palm is striated Fingers, each with three phalanges.
10Abilities or Disabilities Blindness Morning darkness, evening darkness Always, always.
11Animals Starting life small and wee Bushy tail, bushy tail Jumping from tree to treeFinding nuts, happy and gleeIn winter nestled, very cozyNotice the repeating line. This also makes a poem a response poem. One group or person could read the main lines and the other group or person could respond with the repeating line.