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7 Powerful Scriptures to Help You Worship God

I walk outside in the morning and lift my eyes. Trees blow in the breeze as clouds drift across the sky. Birds sing as
squirrels and chipmunks scurry and I stop for just a moment to watch my little world and worship the Creator.

The One who alone is worthy of my praise.

Then I start my day and busyness creeps in and my thoughts wander (not always in a good or worshipful way) and I
fail again to give Him my all.

Like Paul, the good I want to do, well . . . I just don’t do it.

I know there is nothing good in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do good but I do
not. Romans 7:18
I want to be completely surrendered to God’s love . . . to give Him my heart, mind, soul, and strength. But in the
daily, in the living, I fail to worship Him fully and faithfully.

Look at this quote from Brother Lawrence…

“To worship God is to admit that we are entirely contrary to Him and that He is willing to make us like Himself.”
Don’t you love that?

God already knows you and I are contrary. He knows we’re not going to do life “right”not any part of it—even
worship.

So, He’s given us what we need. Examples. Words of worship in the Scriptures to get us started.

Because…

“Worship is our response to the overtures of love from the heart of the Father.” ~Richard J. Foster

7 Powerful Scriptures to Help You Worship God

Psalm 103:1-4
Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me.
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

It is believed David wrote Psalm 103 later in life because it is written with humble awareness of God’s amazing
grace and tender mercy.
No sin too great. No sinner too flawed. God redeems broken people and that alone is reason to worship Him.

Isaiah 25:1
I honor you and praise You because You have done amazing things.
You have always done what you said you would do; You have done what you planned
long ago.
God keeps His promises.

We can count on it in a world where we can’t count on much. God’s promises are faithful and true. Isaiah said it . . .
God always does what He says He will do.

What promise are you holding close today? You can count on God. He keeps His promises.
Psalm 63:3–4, 7–8
Because Your love is better than life, I will praise You.
I will praise You as long as I live. I will lift up my hands in prayer to Your name.
Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to You; Your strong right hand holds me securely.
Scholars believe Psalm 63 was written while David was in the wilderness running from his son, Absalom, and those
who were attempting to dethrone him.

Can you imagine? Stopping and writing a song of praise while you’re running for your life from your own child.

No matter what is going on in your life . . . God is there. He loves you. He will never leave you. Cling to Him, His
mighty strong right hand is holding you securely.

Ephesians 3:20–21
Now to Him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far
more than all we can ask or imagine, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to
all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Paul wrote this from a Roman prison. Why was he imprisoned? For preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

When you are discouraged or afraid because of the way Christians are being persecuted around the world
remember, God is on the throne. He is at work and able to accomplish far more than we could ever ask or imagine.

Exodus 15:1-3
“I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; He has hurled both horse and
rider into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory.
This is my God, and I will praise Him—my father’s God, and I will exalt Him!
The Lord is a warrior; Yahweh is His name!
Imagine yourself trapped next to a sea and you see your enemy coming for you when the waters part. You cross
safely to the other side and then those chasing you are destroyed as the waters return to normal.

Exodus 15 is Moses’ “Song of Deliverance.”

Are you going through a storm? Do you feel like your enemies are gaining on you? Are fear and anxiety making it
hard to worship?

God is with you. He is the God of miracles. Stop and worship Him. He is able.

Psalm 100
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before Him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are His. We are His people, the
sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into His courts with
praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love
continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.
Any collection of worship verses has to include Psalm 100. It’s a favorite. We don’t know who wrote it but many
believe it was written as a call to worship for the restored Temple.

The Lord God made you and claims you as His own. He is good and His love is unfailing. This is a great Word to
write in your journal so you have it close when life makes it hard to find words of worship. No matter the
circumstances God is worthy of our worship and praise.

Revelation 4:11
“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power.
For You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.”
And the song will continue for all eternity.

You were created because it pleased God to create you. He wants a relationship with you.
Imagine that . . . the God of the universe loves you and wants a relationship with you.

I can’t think of a better reason to praise and worship Him today, tomorrow and forever.

Finally, a quote to inspire you…

“Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His
perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we
cannot exaggerate?” ~Francis Chan

Bible Verses About Praise And


Worship

Psalms 150:1 - 127:6 - Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the
firmament of his power. (Read More...)

John 4:23 - But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in
spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Psalms 100:2 - Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Psalms 150:6 - Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalms 95:1-6 - O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our
salvation. (Read More...)

Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing
one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Hebrews 13:15 - By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the
fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.

Psalms 117:1-2 - O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. (Read More...)

Psalms 100:4 - Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful
unto him, [and] bless his name.

Psalms 96:1-9 - O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. (Read
More...)

Zephaniah 3:17 - The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice
over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

John 4:24 - God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

Ephesians 5:19 - Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and
making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Psalms 146:1 - 127:2 - Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. (Read More...)
Psalms 30:11 - Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth,
and girded me with gladness;

Psalms 149:3 - Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the
timbrel and harp.

Top 7 Bible Verses That Discuss


Praising and Worshipping God
What is Worship?
The word that is frequently used in the Old Testament for worship is the Hebrew word
“shachah” (Gen 22:5) which literally means “to bow down, to depress, to prostrate oneself”
and that is the best position I believe that there is to worship God. As for the New Testament,
the Geek word “proskyneo” (Matt 2:11) is used and this means to “kiss the hand towards the
one, in token of reverence” and I believe that both are completely appropriate. So to worship
God is to bow down to the ground (prostrate) and lay flat and to give a token of reverence
(deep respect) for the glorious God.

What is Praise?
The word that is often used for the word praise is “yadah” (Gen 29:35) which is Hebrew for “to
throw, shoot, cast, cast down” or “throw down” but sometimes the Hebrew “halal” (2 Chron
7:6) is used which means “to shine, to flash forth light.” As for the New Testament usage of the
word praise it is often “epainon” (Eph 1:6) and means “commendation, approbation.” So to
praise God is to throw down one self, to cast down, and to shine or flash forth light, or to cast
or throw words of worthiness to God. I think that praise and worship are critical for the
Christian and isn’t our God worthy of these? Here are seven Bible verses that I hope can help
you in praising our Great God and worship Him for He is most worthy.
Psalm 150:1-6 “Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise
him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him
with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him
with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud
clashing cymbals!”
Has there been any greater writer of songs (or psalms) of praise than David? I don’t believe
so. This psalm shows that worshipping God in music is praising God. Notice that David
includes various musical instruments in his worship music. And this is not done in quite, still
hymns but with “loud [with] clashing cymbals!” David praises God in song for His creation
(mighty heavens), for His mighty deeds, and His “excellent greatness” and this praise or
worship music includes dancing! David really knew how to praise God. He included
trumpets, tambourines, cymbals, harps, lutes, and we can assume more than this and a great
chorus of voices, no doubt. So David believes, rightly so, that praise and worship of God
includes music and yes, even dancing.

Ephesians 5:19 “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and


spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with
your heart.
When we address “one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” we are worshipping
God. I like the idea that hymns and songs of worship should contain right theology and if you
use the psalms, you can know that its right for these are the very inspired words of God. God
loves it when we pray back His Word to Him so why not sing back to God His own Words that
are in the psalms? We can actually be teaching one another in these psalms and songs and
hymns and our singing them back to God is a vital part of worship and praise. The psalmist
makes a point here to have it be “with your heart” meaning that it comes straight from the
heart and is not just going through the motions which is nothing more than vain repetition or
chanting and is useless noise to God if done in that manner.

John 4:23 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true
worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for
the Father seeks such to worship him.”
Worship without truth does nothing for us and God rejects worship that is not done in truth.
Truth without the Spirit is a manmade worship so true worship must be in the Spirit and in
truth. God is seeking those who will worship Him in this manner. The hour has come and
now is that time that we must worship God in spirit (or in the Holy Spirit) and in the truth
(Jesus is the truth).

Hebrews 13:15 “Through him then let us continually offer up a


sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that
acknowledge his name.”
Here we see that praising God is a sacrifice to God and one that is pleasing to Him. The fruit
of our lips is the evidence of our salvation and that evidence is that we acknowledge His name,
not only in praise and worship but to those who don’t yet know Him. This is a continual
offering that should be done on a daily basis and offered up to God whenever we’re able to.
That is a sweet and pleasing aroma to Him. Giving Him praise and worship is actually better
than any of the sacrifices of the Old Covenant.

Psalm 22:3 “Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.”
The literal rendering of this verse is that God is dwelling in the praises of Israel and if He
dwells or inhabits (lives in, abides in) in the praises of Israel, He will surely abide in our
praises of Him too. Anytime that you get down or are going through a trial, start praising God
and thanking Him for all that He has done already for you and when you start praising Him,
you have His Word that He is dwelling in these praises. What an incredible thought.

Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to
the Lord.”
Paul wrote that the word of Christ can dwell in the Colossians richly, and in us as well, in the
teachings and the admonitions of one another but there’s an unexpected source of these
teachings and admonitions: It’s contained in the psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, and in the
singing to the Lord. I believe Paul was actually writing about the Old Testament psalms and
there is little doubt that these psalms were still being sung in the church of the 1 st century.

Psalm 95:6 “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel
before the Lord, our Maker!”
I already wrote that worship means to bow down or prostrate yourself (lay flat on the ground)
and I try to sing some of my favorite worship songs in the same position as one would
prostrate and bow down to the ground before a king in ancient times and since Jesus is King
of kings, we should do nothing less than fall down before Him. For others, it might be to
“kneel before the Lord” because he is “our Maker!” Believe this; when we all see the Lord
Jesus Christ for the first time, both the saved and the lost will fall down before Him.
Romans 14:11 says “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall
confess to God.” When Paul says “every knee” this means “that at the name of Jesus every
knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil 2:10-11). Sinners and saints, those
dead and still alive, those who are in heaven and on the earth will bow the kneed because Paul
says twice (in Romans 14 and Philippians 2) that every knee will bow and every tongue will
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. For some it will be conceding, but for those who are saved,
it will be done in joy and admiration!

Conclusion
Praise and worship can be done in silence, in word, and in song and it is said that God
inhabits the praises of His people. That means that He is dwelling with or living in our praises
and worshipping of Him. A great way to rid yourself of depression, sadness, or when you’re
having a dark night of the soul is to start praising God and worshipping Him. It is hard to be
sad or depressed when you are praising God and the sadness and depression often seem to
evaporate in the process. Use these verses to praise God in both song and word and “Ascribe
to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness” (Psalm
29:2).