Worship is a Christian’s way of praising God for how good He is and all He has done for us.
We should only worship the one true God, by which all things were made. He formed us in our mother’s womb, gave us breath, and provided for us everything we have in this life. Therefore, we honor Him with our worship.
There are also many Bible verses about worshipping Jesus. Jesus, part of the trinity, should also be praised. He sacrificed His life for each one of us, to make a way for us to be in Heaven one day with God. He is worthy to be praised.
Many wonder how we worship, and Jesus made it clear in John 4:23 that we should worship “in spirit and truth.” We should worship Jesus with an outpouring of our hearts, rather than worrying about how and where we worship.
Praise God today for the blessings He’s given you and worship Jesus for the price He paid on the cross for the forgiveness of your sins.
Quotes about Worship
Worship in the Bible
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
When we think about worshipping God, many focus on the gift that God gave us in sending His Son, Jesus, to the earth as a baby.
These Bible verses about worshipping Jesus are from His birth story, showing how the Magi sought after finding Jesus so they could worship Him. They bowed down in awe of God’s gift and offered their treasures to the newborn King.
This act of worship, both to God and Jesus, is a beautiful depiction of how we can still praise God for this gift He’s given us.
Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
took palm branches and went down the road to meet him. They shouted,
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hail to the King of Israel!”
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!”
On (what today we call) Palm Sunday, Jesus came into Jerusalem being worshipped by a great number of His followers.
They worshipped Him by “shouting, “Hosanna!”” They laid palm branches down on the dirt road, offering Him a clean and worthy path to walk along, honoring Him as King, worthy of their praise.
This verse helps us to remember that above all else, we should be focusing on how our lives can honor and glorify our Father in heaven.
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool;
he is holy.
Exalt the Lord our God!
Bow low before his feet, for he is holy!
Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool!
Holy is he!
Psalm 99 is a call to worship the Lord with reverence, righteousness and justice. This passage reminds us of the majesty of God and how He deserves our highest worship and praise.
When we worship Him with righteousness, we show Him that our hearts are devoted, humble and obedient. By worshiping Him with justice, we also express our appreciation for who He is and what He’s done for us. Worshiping Him in spirit and in truth lets God know that we recognize His power and authority over all things.
What an amazing privilege it is to worship our almighty Creator!
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.
3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100 offers a beautiful and encouraging message about worship. The psalmist encourages believers to worship God with joy and thankfulness, recognizing that He is the Lord of Creation and is worthy of praise.
It reminds us to come before His presence with singing, giving thanks for all he has done for us, knowing that He is good and His lovingkindness lasts forever.
These five verses offer a powerful reminder to worship the Creator of all things with our whole heart, mind, soul and strength – because when we worship Him in this way, it brings both Him and us great joy.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
These Bible verses about worshipping say to “offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” We can fully worship God in this way by not conforming to the world, but by being “transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
The beauty of worshiping God is that it is not something we do with only our voices or instruments, but is instead a spiritual response to God which involves our entire beings. This obedience brings us closer to the Lord and more deeply connects us with the Body of Christ.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus has been exalted by God to be worshipped by all in heaven and on earth.
These specific verses highlight how God ultimately caused Jesus to be glorified through a pathway of suffering, only leading to His coronation in Heaven as Lord and Savior.
These words inspire worshipers to show servanthood and obedience just like Jesus did on earth, always willing to fulfill the work that God has called each one to do. Through worshipping Jesus in this way, we are also worshipping God.
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.
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.
Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Paul tells us in Hebrews that our praise should be offered up “continually.”
For the Christian, this means that our daily posture should be of worship to God. In all that we do, we can be reverent of who He is, thankful for all He gives us, and aware of His spirit in our hearts.
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.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
This chapter in Colossians is talking about the “new self” we receive when we accept Jesus as our Savior.
When we come into relationship with God, are forgiven for our sins and transformed by the Holy Spirit. We are called into a beautiful, holy life that looks different from our former self.
This “new self” includes focusing on things above, putting to death the sin that once held us captive, and having these qualities: “compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other.”
When we choose holiness in these ways, we are transformed to living a life full of worship!
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150 shows us that worship should encompass all life on earth. We are instructed to worship with everything we have, from the smallest breath to the loudest instruments.
This wide spectrum is a reminder that worship should never be limited and it has the power to bring all of creation together in praise and thanksgiving.
Through worship we can use music, movement, dance, poetry, and more not only to honor God but also to come together as one human family united in worship.
O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them.
O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
The Old Testament offers many verses about praising God. In Isaiah 25 it says, “I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”
This encourages Christians today that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We are to worship God who is holy and true. This has never changed and never will.
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. 18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. 20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Paul writes in Ephesians to live as the wise, not the unwise.
To live wise is to make the most of opportunities, to not get drunk, to speak to one another with hearts full of worship, and to always give thanks to God.
These words teaching wisdom are still true and useful today. Let us put off our old selves and live lives of worship by being wise in our daily choices.
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
This picture of Paul and Silas, sitting in a prison for teaching about Jesus, worshipping God in the midst of trial, is an inspiration.
We can worship God no matter what trials we have going on in our lives.
Next in Paul’s story, it says “suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.”
What great power worship holds in our lives.
Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.
Sing to the Lord, for he has done wonderful things. Make known his praise around the world.
“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.
We can sing songs of praise to God at anytime. Let’s live lives of worship so that the whole world can see His love and worthiness.
Let us read Bible verses about worshipping so that we can understand the power that it holds in this life.