What do Christians say about worship?

Christian worship is an integral part of Christian life. Martin Luther is quoted to have said that man was created to worship God.

One of the values of the church family I am part of is intimate worship. However, I am fully aware that we do not have a monopoly on the concept of worship.

That is why I wanted to give you some of my favorite Christian worship quotes. I hope that they will help you expand your horizons on what is worship and why we worship God.

Featured Worship Quote From The Bible

Psalm 95:6Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

16 Powerful Worship Quotes

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. – Henry Ward Beecher

“When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.” – Lamar Boschman

Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God and offer the blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of worship. If you hoard a thing for yourself, it will turn into spiritual dry rot, as the manna did when it was hoarded. God will never let you hold a spiritual thing for yourself; it has to be given back to Him that He may make it a blessing to others. – Oswald Chambers

“As worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience. Holy obedience saves worship from becoming an opiate, an escape from the pressing needs of modern life.” – Richard Foster

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. – Billy Graham

If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence? You’d be bored to tears in heaven, if you’re not ecstatic about God now! – Keith Green

“Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped” – Jack Hayford

“The whole person, with all his senses, with both mind and body, needs to be involved in genuine worship.” – Jerry Kerns

It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men. – C.S. Lewis

We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal. – J.I. Packer

“The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.” – C.S. Lewis

“Without worship, we go about miserable.” – A. W. Tozer

Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven. – John Wesley

“When God’s people begin to praise and worship Him using the Biblical methods He gives, the Power of His presence comes among His people in an even greater measure.” – Graham Truscott

To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. – Martin Luther

My Favorite Quote About Worship And Praise Plus A Final Thought

Visitation of God’s presence is a byproduct of worship. However, we don’t worship in order to gain His presence. He is worthy to be worshipped whether or not He chooses to show up.

John Wimber

As you can see by these praise and worship quotes, worship is much more than just singing or rituals. It is about a heart condition that permeates what we do. It is a primary way that God connects with us to reveal His presence in us and around us.

I hope that these quotes on praise to God have expanded your worship horizons as they have mine.

What are some of your favorite worship quotes? Please share them with us in the comment section below. That way somebody else can be blessed by the quote you leave.

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Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of L.I.F.E. Bible College and Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988. He and his wife Sue are currently leading The Vineyard Church in San Carlos Ca.Pastor Duke specializes in healing hurting churches and bringing revival, renewal, and restoration of the presence of God to the body of Christ in America to make the church spiritual again.Pastor Duke has a few limited dates available to speak in other churches. If your church needs a fresh move of the Spirit of God or has gone through a painful and wounding season, click here.