Jesus said, “But the hour will come – in fact it is here already – when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth: that is the kind of worshipper the Father wants. God is spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and truth.”
– John 4:23-24
We pray because we wish to be with God, to commune with Him. We wish to hear His voice and to gaze upon His loveliness. To behold God in His beauty fills us with awe, reverence, and exultant joy! Is it any wonder, therefore, that praise often breaks out into singing, and playing music, and raising loud shouts to God!
When we worship God we praise, adore, extol, magnify, glorify, thank and bless Him for all that He has done for us. When we worship God we acknowledge Him for who He truly is – the Almighty One, the Everlasting Lord, the Eternal Father, King and Ruler of all that He has made!
True worship is marked by reverence and awe of God, and when we pray and worship in the Spirit we cannot remain silent for too long because the Spirit of God fills us with jubilation and tongues of praise and, with our whole body, we express our praise and worship of God!
There is no greater service we can give Him now than to praise Him with all of our heart, mind, will, and strength. Our joy and sure hope is the promise of Jesus that we will see God face to face and worship Him for all eternity.
[Sourced from a reflection by Don Schwager]
“To sing to God is to pray twice!” – St. Augustine
O Lord, my God, I worship and adore You!