Expressive Praise

Why we Worship the way we do...

The Bible teaches that worship is not a dull ritual, but a joyful and intimate celebration of God's presence. The Bible encourages us to express our love to God in a variety of ways. Expressive praise includes banners, flags, prophetic dance, and other instruments and acts of worship and praise. Expressive praise is not something that is a skill or talent, it is a demonstration of the annointing within the heart of the person worshipping.

2 Sam 6:14 "David danced before the Lord with all his might."

  • Singing-Psalm 30:4, 95:1
  • Kneeling-Psalm 95:6, Luke 22:41
  • Standing-Psalm 134:1, 135:2
  • Lifting of Hands-Psalm 134:2, 1 Tim 2:8
  • Clapping of Hands-Psalm 47:1, 98:8
  • Dancing-Psalm 149:3, 150:4+
  • Shouting-Psalm 35:27, 47:1
  • Musical Instruments-Psalm 150:3-5, 2 Sam 6:5
  • Prophetic Song-Psalm 40:3, 96:1, 98:1

While all of the above expressions of praise are valid and acceptable, none are required. If you feel uncomfortable expressing your praise in these ways, please feel free to sing along or to quietly express love for God in your prayers.