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.
7 Powerful Scriptures to Help You Worship God
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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
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Thanks so much for this wonderful collection of verses. I found myself reading them over and over.
What a beautiful way to start my day.
Thank you so much, Teresa! I’m so glad they blessed you!
Blessed be the name of the Lord! i thank God Deb for using you to inspire us with this powerful scriptures. As the spirit of God leads i am planning a program for a night of thanksgiving and i found your collection very useful. i will definitely use it in the program. Stay blessed daughter of the most high, in the Mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ….Amen
Jeanette, thank you so much for your encouragement. I am so glad these verses blessed you! Asking God to bless your program and all who participate.
If I ever needed a good argument for memorizing Scripture, you’ve given it to me today!
Awww, thank you, Michele! God’s blessings to you!
What.a great post to put my heart in a place of worship. I’m contrary. That sure says it. But God loves us enough to work in our life to make us like Him. That’s simply amazing.
Thank you, Valerie! I’m so glad to know there is a fellow contrarian. Ooh, it’s hard. I need constant reminders and nudging by the Holy Spirit! And He does, praise God!
He truly is worthy of praise. May my life song sing to Him!
Amen, TC. Amen.
What a great reminder and resource for getting my heart in the right place of worship, Deb! Thank you!
Blessings and smiles,
That’s my prayer, Lori! To keep my heart and mind in the right place. Why do I get off track sooo easily? Blessings and hugs!
Oh Deb, how I love this quote: “Worship is our response to the overtures of love from the heart of the Father.” ~Richard J. Foster
What a beautiful truth. Getting in my car shortly to drive home from work and you bet I’ll be blasting worship music. Thanks for the reminder to worship God at all times! <3
I loved it too, Lauren! When I keep my eyes on the Father and off my circumstances . . . worship is my natural response. That is my heart’s desire. Blessings my friend!!
Wonderful blog!!! Very inspirational 🙂 🙂
Hi, Deb! These verses certainly get our hearts prepared for worship, don’t they? I love it! Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth this week.
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Thanks Deb. This is so inspirational and so amazing… Whao! am so happy i saw these scriptures and am already worshiping God in the light of this new knowledge. Thank you for making yourself available as an instrument of inspiration. GOD BLESS YOU IN ALL SPHERES OF YOUR LIFE.
Thank you, Bernard, for blessing me with your kind encouragement. I’m so thankful for the gift of God’s Word and for the way He shows us His love, mercy and grace . . . wonderful reasons to give Him all thanks and praise. Many blessings to you as well!
I enjoy reading this massage it give me more life. Thanks
I’m soo happy with these collective Bible verses on how to worship God . God bless ma’ma .
I am so glad this blessed you! Your comment certainly blessed my day!
Iam blessed now I know I have a reason to praise the Lord Jesus Christ
Amen, Moses! We have so many wonderful reasons to praise and worship! God bless you!
Thanks a lot for praying for the souls around the world, I am a male in Uganda, and I greatly appreciate your love and commitment
There are times in our life that we loss hope. It seems that your all alone. Nobody wants you. They wanted you to be out of their life.
You felt that you are carrying the whole world because of pain. Then you can reflect to yourself…. What have i done? This time of weariness help you look and find someone tbat can help you restore yourselves.
I was so enlightened in this article. It reminds me that God is always there to cling on. It also helped me strenghtened my faith.
Am sure going to start my day today with this thanks
wow it’s really strengthening to give the Almighty praise to put he who taunts him to shame. thanks a lot for this post.
Thank you, Alao! I’m so glad it blessed you and I’m very appreciative of your kind encouragement. God bless you!
powerful, uplifting, be encouraged God is using you to help many,
remember when the devil tells you , you are doing nothing , he is a liar and he can’t tell the truth!!!!!
Thank you so much, Pastor. I am blessed by your kind encouragement. God’s blessings on you, your family, and your ministry.
Wow!! So powerful for the church today. Thanks for the scriptures. Am blessed with the article.
Thank you for your kind encouragement, Jason! God bless you!
The Lord is with you and will always be with you
The Lord God will never forsake you
Thanks and keep it up
Isaac, thank you for your kind words of blessing! You have blessed me. God bless you!
Elinah Masina Nkuna
I’m so glad I got the scriptures that inspired me so much. May the good Lord keep you and save you. You are a mighty woman of God.
Thank you so much, Elinah! I’m so glad you visited and I ah blessed by your kind encouragement. God bless you!
I wished l could understand the Bible more,l am reading now ,find not easy to understand
Graeme, I’m praying for you and asking God to speak to your heart as you faithfully read and study His Word. I love reading the Life Application Bible because the notes add so much to help me understand and apply the words to my life. May God bless you as you SEEK Him.
I awoke this morning with a request to God on my heart. While I know He loves us to come to Him with all things, He is God Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth. How dare I come rushing into the Throne Room with a request before bowing down to give Him the honor and worship He so richly deserves…thus my discovery of this site! My request was even a puny one that I have long since forgotten. I have been in a teaching church which is good in that I have learned much from the Word; however, I feel an emphasis on worship has been all but forgotten. Yes, we can worship Him as we see His greatness in the Word, but we also need to worship Him with the Word. Thank you. As an aside, I am also happy to see someone more mature having a blog. I am in my early 70’s and have sometimes listened to the whispered lie that my best years are behind me (and that since I didn’t accomplish anything noteworthy by the world’s standards) I wasted those years and am not good for much now. I know the lie is from the pit. Your blog has encouraged me to keep on keeping on being here for adult children and leaving a legacy of faith for my grandchildren. My husband & I are working on “Legacy Bibles” for each of our 3 grands. We are using journaling Bibles and are underlining passages we pray for them as well as including personal notes & bits of wisdom as the Lord leads. I pray God will use the Bibles in their lives.
Linda, thank you so much! I loved your comment. I so appreciate the way you shared your thoughts. I think we’ve gotten this idea that worship is a music at church thing. I think God wants us to worship Him with our all 24/7. It’s certainly a challenge for sinful people but I think that should be our heart’s desire. I think making our Lord the center of our lives is what He knows will bless us most. Thank you for your encouragement on the blog. I love doing it but I get the age thing . . . it’s a challenge. And my favorite part of your comment is the “Legacy Bibles.” I’m seriously thinking of working on making them for our grandchildren. What a wonderful idea! God bless you!