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A powerful selection of worship quotes. These quotes will help you draw closer to the Lord and praise Him. All these quotes come from Christian worship leaders or pastors.
I haven’t had the chance to write a lot about the topic of worship. I wrote on the difference between worship and praise but that’s about it. So, I thought it would be fun to start adding some more content on the topic.
So, today I have for you 27 quotes about worship that I picked out. Some come from pastors others come from worship leaders. To me these quotes inspired and stirred my faith and I hope they do the same for you.
And if you are looking for worship quotes from the Bible you can find them here: Worship Quotes from the Bible
27 Worship Quotes
In worship, God captures your heart; when he’s got it, then the real work begins. ― Matt Redman
When we lift our hands in praise and worship, we break spiritual jars of perfume over Jesus. The fragrance of our praise fills the whole earth and touches the heart of God. ― Dennis Ignatius
God is to be praised with the voice, and the heart should go therewith in holy exultation. ― Charles H. Spurgeon
The very heart of worship, as the Bible makes clear, is the business of expressing, from the depths of our spirits, the highest possible honor we can offer before God. ― R. C. Sproul
Our entire being is fashioned as an instrument of praise. Just as a master violin maker designs an instrument to produce maximum aesthetic results, so God tailor-made our bodies, souls and spirits to work together in consonance to produce pleasing expressions of praise and worship. When we use body language to express praise, that which is internal becomes visible. — Don McMinn
Worship must be – Christ centered, Holy Spirit led, a Response to the Father, about Intimacy and Service and always lead to Transformation! ― Tim Hughes
That is what worship is all about. It is the glad shout of praise that arises to God the creator and God the rescuer from the creation that recognizes its maker, the creation that acknowledges the triumph of Jesus the Lamb. That is the worship that is going on in heaven, in God’s dimension, all the time. The question we ought to be asking is how best we might join in. ― N. T. Wright
WORSHIP IS ACTION. Worship is not lazy, boring and sad. Worship is zealous, famous and joyful. ― Mac Canoza
True spiritual worship will cause God Almighty to come and sit with you, for He is enthroned in the midst of your praises — Joseph L. Garlington
Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things! — Andrew Murray
Any man or woman on this earth who is bored or turned off by worship is not ready for Heaven. ― A.W. Tozer
Worship is love on its knees before the beloved; just as mission is love on its feet to serve the beloved. — N. T. Wright
I need to worship because without it I can forget that I have a Big God beside me and live in fear. I need to worship because without it I can forget his calling and begin to live in a spirit of self-preoccupation. I need to worship because without it I lose a sense of wonder and gratitude and plod through life with blinders on. I need worship because my natural tendency is toward self-reliance and stubborn independence. — John Ortberg
Don’t let life affect your worship; let your worship effect life. ― LaMar Boschman
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
I desire only Him and to be wholly His. ― Brother Lawrence
Praise and worship is such a powerful device is able to dismantle every shackle and its able to breakdown every wall. ― Euginia Herlihy
The true, the genuine worship is when man, through his spirit, attains to friendship and intimacy with God. True and genuine worship is not to come to a certain place; it is not to go through a certain ritual or liturgy; it is not even to bring certain gifts. True worship is when the spirit, the immortal and invisible part of man, speaks to and meets with God, who is immortal and invisible. — William Barclay
Songs of worship arise from a life of worship. ― Tim Hughes
Just when you think you have God cornered, the Living One has gone somewhere else. So you run after Him, and you find Him in a place you never expected, or you see His face in the poor. Our journey is one of life, and our worship is a living sacrifice before a living God. That is a life of simple devotion to Christ. -David Ruis
Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped. — Jack W. Hayford
I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven. — A.W. Tozer
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
If we truly worship God, acknowledging and adoring his infinite worth, we find ourselves impelled to make him known to others, in order that they may worship him too. Thus worship leads to witness, and witness in its turn to worship, in a perpetual circle. — John Stott
Worship doesn’t happen when a guy gets on a stage with a guitar. It happens when faith―filled eyes behold the glory of Christ ― Matt Pappa
If worship leaders only worship when they lead, they are not worshippers. They are mere musicians. ― Bill Johnson
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
Worship Quotes From the Bible
Worship is a HUGE topic in the Word of God. S but here are 10 worship quotes in the Bible that are powerful.
*Each verse is taken from New King James Version of the Bible. Feel free to hover the reference and read the amplified version.
Romans 12:1-2 NKJV – 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Exodus 23:25 NKJV – 25 “So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
John 4:24 NKJV – 24 “God [is] Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Psalm 71:8 NKJV – 8 Let my mouth be filled [with] Your praise [And with] Your glory all the day.
Psalm 95:6 NKJV – 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
John 4:21-23 NKJV – 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
Isaiah 29:13 NKJV – 13 Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,
Colossians 3:16 NKJV – 16 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.
There you have it! I hope you have enjoyed these worship quotes! These would be great to share with your worship team or worship leader. And here is a great post on understanding the breakthrough power of worship.
Feel free to leave me a comment! I would love to know what quote stood out to you
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
She has spoken in churches in California, Oregon, Texas, and Mexico and has been featured in Guidepost Magazine and All Recipes Magazine. Read More…