12 Simple Ways to Worship God Every Day
“Since the days of our first parents in the Garden of Eden, worship has walked a tightrope between lifestyle and liturgy. When God walked in the Garden with His first children in the cool of the day, Adam and Eve worshiped Him as we should—without interruption. The Creator and His creatures experienced a continual, ongoing exchange of provision and praise. God provided everything Adam and Eve needed, and they responded with praise—with gratitude, reverence, honor, submission, and holy fear.” ~David Jeremiah
The lifestyle part of worship is hard, isn’t it? So many things get in the way.
I want my life to be that offering of worship Paul wrote about…
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Romans 12:1–2 (MSG)
With God’s help, I’d like to add these simple ways to worship and make (that ongoing exchange of provision and praise) part of every day.
12 Simple Ways to Worship God Every Day
1. Start the day with God.
Before I get out of bed, I want to spend 5 minutes thinking about the blessing of knowing that God is present in every part of my day.
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. Psalm 46:10
2. Get down on your knees to pray.
There is something about humbly kneeling to pray that changes my attitude from self to submission. That’s worship. I want to be intentional about kneeling for prayer several times a week.
Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for He is our God. We are the people He watches over, the flock under his care. Psalm 95:6–7
3. Write 7 things you’re thankful for every day.
The number 7 stands for completion throughout the Bible. Writing 7 things I’m thankful for just seems like the perfect way to remember God’s completely perfect provision.
Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 106:1
4. Be awe-mazed at who God is and what He does.
I want to watch for miracles. Write down answers to prayer. Notice the variety in creation. Pay attention to the ways God is working around you. And celebrate who He is and all He does.
Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim Your greatness. Psalm 145:6
5. Sing and dance like David.
I love this one … turn up the praise music and dance with joy.
I don’t dance in the car but I do love to sing and it’s hard to be impatient with other drivers when my heart is filled with worship.
Your kids will love it if you sing and dance with them, too!
And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment. 2 Samuel 6:14
They should praise Him with dancing. They should sing praises to Him with tambourines and harps. Psalm 149:3
6. Take a fast from grumbling.
Most of us don’t realize how much we grumble and complain.
So, I’m making it a goal to set aside specific times when I will absolutely refuse to be negative. I will surrender the junk in my life to God, do what I can, and do my best to shine…
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Philippians 2:14–15
7. Read a Psalm to start the day.
So many of the Psalms are pure worship and they consistently remind me of who God is and all He does. And He’s still doing it all today. Tomorrow looks good too! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living. Psalm 19:7–8
8, Intentionally surrender your day to God.
A dear friend taught me this morning prayer…
Lord, I have surrendered this day to You. I will follow where You guide and do Your will as You reveal it to me. Please help me to fulfill this promise that my life might glorify You alone. Amen.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20
9. Go outside and take a walk—enjoy God’s creation.
It’s so easy to get distracted by entertainment, social media, and life’s demands. I need to remember to take a break and enjoy the beauty that’s right outside my door.
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known. Psalm 19:1–2
10. Remember blessing anniversaries and celebrate the moments of God’s grace.
This is another favorite … we mark our calendar and celebrate blessing anniversaries like the Children of Israel celebrated the Passover. A few ideas are … Baptism birthdays. The day you met your spouse. The day you got engaged. The day you received good news from the doctor. Etc.
I will remember the things the Lord has done. Yes, I will remember the powerful works of long ago. I will think of all Your work and keep in mind all the great things You have done. Psalm 77:11–12
11. Worship God by loving the people in Your life.
You and I were for this time and place. One of the ways I can show God my love and worship is to intentionally love the people in my life.
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. John 13:34
12. Take care of yourself.
If you’re like me, it’s easy to put self-care on the bottom of your to-do list. But God made you and me. He cares and provides for us. He loves us.
We can honor and worship Him by getting enough rest, eating well and staying fit. Then we can be fully equipped to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to the Father.
Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You. Psalm 143:8
I sometimes think I make worship too complicated.
I want to include simple ways to worship that take my ordinary everyday life and offer it to God as a daily act of worship and love.
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these are great tips, Deb … several stung as I read them … especially the “fast from grumbling” … i was writing about this very thing a year go … and it is coming back to haunt me! actually … God is CONVICTING me … how can i worship when i’m complaining? Love you!
Wow i am very thankful to God for this website. Its really powerful and i have learnt alot about worship. May God continue to use you Deb
That is so very kind of you, Elizabeth! I am so glad you were blessed by your visit. Hope you come back often! God bless you!
What a practical and wise list, Deb. I try to practice (and teach others) many of these myself and it’s been so powerful in my life. Thanks for the encouraging reminders on how to worship daily!
I just bumped into this and I am so blessed. Thank you so so much Deb
Thank you, Chiso. I’m so very glad you visited and appreciate that you took the time to say “hello.” God be with you and bless you!
You bless me friend with your kindness. Thank you! And I LOVE your ways to worship post. And I love your heart for worshipping King Jesus!
Your suggestions really get at the meaning of Romans 12:1 and 2 -style worship. And Eugene Peterson’s rendering of that verse in the Message always makes me smile: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.
Isn’t that wonderful!
Oh man, this is such a great list of practical ways to worship God! I love every one of them! I find getting on my knees helps me to surrender as well. I’ve been trying to say 5 things I’m thankful for everytime I complain. But I like how you use the number 7.
These are such amazing tips. They are things I know I should be doing, but don’t always take the time for. Thanks for this!
What a difference our lives would be if we made these tips a practice Deb. I always love reading your insights on living the Christian life. I am thankful for every day the Lord allows me to see. I pray my life is a sweet aroma of worship to Him. Thank you for sharing these important ideas with us. May we seek to worship our Savior in all that we do! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and may God richly bless you and yours.
What a good word, Deb!
God has reminded me this week to sing and to praise more!
Love this practical post~
This is such a wonderful list as it makes a way for us to be able to worship every day in any place!
All 12 of these are great, Deb. #8 stands out particularly to me: Intentionally surrender your day to God. Thanks for sharing!
Great list Deb! I’m trying to be more intentional about #1. I have a 2 year old that seems to know when I’m awake. So the day doesn’t start off with God rather with the demands of a 2 year old and 4 other kids. And then it gets away from me.
I’m making it a point to getting in the Word before I check any social media or write.
Blessings to you!
What a great list! Yes, I think sometimes we try to make worshipping God too complicated. It’s really pretty simple – just continuing to refocus on Jesus throughout the day.
Offering up our ordinary, every day lives to God – yes! When we surrender in this way, we realize His presence more and more, and appreciate all He has done for us.
Wonderful list, Deb! I found myself feeling so joyful as I read each one.
I’m definitely bookmarking and pinning this list, Deb. I know that I always need reminders like this!
Hugs, dear friend!
A great list to keep worship a part of our day to day lives. Thank you for those reminders! Thanks for hosting Faith and Friends, too! I missed linking up with you (and all my link-up pals) this week! Fall break and fun with the kiddos kept me super busy!
Blessings and smiles, my friend!
I am so glad I found this page.
This is awesome! Thank you for sharing ❤
Thank you, Andrea! God bless you!
I’m so happy I found this page.God bless you!
I am so happy I found this page today! I like all the points, the are very practical and great! God bless you!!!
Thank you for visiting, Armanda! I’m asking God to bless you today!
Thank you Deb, I have been trying to find ways to do my morning devotional and it’s been very hard. I had no structure and lost interest very quickly. I’m hoping this will help because I really want to and I hope my following your steps I will be able to spend that time with God. I am going to start by writing the 7 things I’m thankful for.
Thank you very much
Oh, Vanessa, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know this blessed you. I’m asking God to bless your time with Him and that He fills you with His peace and joy! God bless you!
This woke up some things inside me, and your absolutely right that we make praising God so difficult and it doesn’t have to be. Peace and Blessings. I thank God for using you in a mighty way. This is truly divine!
Thank you, Foxxy! What kind encouragement! May you be blessed as you live with praise and worship of our Lord.
Great things I learn today by this thank you
Thank you so much for your kind encouragement. God bless you!
Thank you Deb. I’m inspired and blessed. Thanks for sharing
Thank you, Justin! God bless you!
Thank u for elaborating more about worship, now i understand how i must worship.
May our heavenly father keep on giving u wisdom and bless u.
I’m so glad you were blessed! He is worthy of all our worship and praise every day and when I remember that it is an attitude of my heart, everything I do can be an act of worship. Thanks so much for visiting and for blessing me with your kindness. God bless you!
When I read this message about worshipping God, it’s really wonderful things to know about how to adore God through worship him and thank you, I am inspired to know about it.
Thank you, Elsa! I appreciate your kind encouragement. God bless you!
Great tips deb. Thank you
Thank you! God bless you!
So grateful for all this information. Thank you. God bless
Thanks so much for visiting and for stopping to say, “hello.” God bless you!
Thank you, for your words of worship. May God continue to bless you with this gift to reach out and inspire others.
Thank you for your encouragement, Lorraine! I love doing this and feel so blessed to have people like you come and visit. God bless you!
Thank you so much. These 12 praise habits are ideas I have been pondering. I am going to share your list and ideas with our Bible study group. There us a smile on my face right now. My light to shine for others and point to our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. PASSING ON THE JOY!
Thanks for your encouragement, Linda! I’m so glad this blessed you. Praying it blesses your Bible Study Group as well. God be with and bless you all.
Thank you so much for this blog. Some of these I do all ready, but I really appreciate the words of scripture that you chose. I pray that this will bless many people and that each person will cóme to appreciate the magnificent GOD we serve and share with others????.
Thanks for visiting, Diane! I am so very glad you were blessed and encouraged. Thanks for taking the time to let me know! God be with you and bless you!
Thank you for this list. Simple ways to thank, praise and worship God everyday. Went through the list looking at what I already do, what I can do better , and what I can start doing. Again thank you ,
Thanks for your encouragement, Mel! I’m so glad that you were blessed by the list! Happy New Year!
WOW. This is very powerful. Thank you. God Bless You and Your Family. Hugs from Canada
Thanks so much! I’m so glad you visited and I’m blessed by your kindness. God bless you!
Hi Deb, I have just found you and love the grace and simplicity of your message. I have subscribed and look forward to receiving more of the same. Bless you for this, it was an answer to prayer.
I’m so glad, Dee! Welcome! Thanks for your kind encouragement! I look forward to getting to know you! God bless you!
I’m glad the Lord sent me to your site. You are a blessing to many.
Including me. Thank you!
Thank you, Kathy! I’m so glad He did, too! Welcome!