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© "Connection" - Prayer & Worship

Updated on September 16, 2014

Worship: adoration, love, reverence, devotion; intense admiration or love

You can connect with God at any time throughout the day, but the connection that you make with Him during praise is worship is so much more personal. Just as family and friends can call us and we enjoy the conversation, so it is in prayer; but when our families and friends come to see us and spend quality time with us, it’s so much more heartfelt – their presence makes all the difference; and so it with prayer, praise and worship. “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truthJohn 4:24.

This time is an up-close and personal time with our Lord. It’s our face to face visit with Him and means so much more. The windows of Heaven are open. The Holy Spirit joins us. We are one, in unity, as God always intended for us to be, and as Jesus prayed we would be: John 17:21that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

Whether you know it or not, you already know how to praise and worship – it’s been imbedded in your spirit from the moment God thought of your very existence and place within His kingdom – we’re created with it. Giving Him praise is your heartfelt thank you for everything you have and will have, everything you are and everything you will become. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full wellPsalms 139:14. Think of all the things that God has given you throughout your life, no matter how small and insignificant any of it may seem, it’s all a blessing and no blessing is too small. “Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presencePsalm 21:6.

The very fact that you are reading is something to praise for – that means that there is something here that God wanted tell you, so in this very moment He will speak to, whether it’s in one simple word or an entire conversation, as He is doing with me as I write. But you have to want to listen for His voice. “God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understandingJob 37:5

Attentiveness: an important aspect of connection in prayer, praise and worship is being attentive to God. We have to acknowledge Him, in everything we do. “In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6. This is so true, just as everything in His Word is. Notice, this scripture doesn’t say, “Acknowledge Him when you need Him” or “acknowledge Him in the morning / before bed.” This scripture specifically says “acknowledge Him in ALL your ways”. This means that in everything you say and do, acknowledge Him consistently throughout the day.

When you wake, while you dress, before, during and after you eat, as you work, as you speak to others, in every thought you have, acknowledge Him – always. Express how much you love Him. Talk to Him like He’s your closest friend, your most trusting friend and the loving friend that He is to you. You don’t have to ask for anything. Just talk. Open up to Him. Give Him everything you have within you. Before you know it, you’ll acknowledge Him with every breath. You’ll begin to see all His wonderful works in your life and all around you. “They saw the works of the Lord, his wonderful deeds in the deepPsalm 107:24.


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      Doris H. Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      mothersofnations ~ You have done it again…made me even more cognizant of how to draw closer to God. Your comments on acknowledging God in ALL our ways has already had a tremendous effect on how much more I need to acknowledge Him…just from your powerful words here. Thank you for your promptings, your ability to encourage your readers to be more aware of how much more we can do to draw nearer to Our Lord.

      Recently, through my daughter's illness Our God has shown me how close and how immediate He is. I know that you would greatly appreciate what I have witnessed in my last two hubs. If you get some time, let me share them with you. I think that your heart will be touched beyond belief because you will see and appreciate the faithfulness of our God. My Titles ~ "In the Midst of the Storm" and "Miracles at Christmas" (the Sequel) If you don't get the time, just know that what you have already done here in your article is powerful and sends a magnificent message that makes Our Lord smile. Voted up

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      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      Monia Saad, thank you kindly for taking the time to stop by, read and comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I pray all the best for you as well. God bless you...

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      monia ben saad 3 years ago from In my Dream

      god bless you and wish all the best for you

      great hub and smart poem thank you

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      sure :) yes He's omnipotent

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      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      LadyFiddler, Amen. Ask the Lord to guide you in those things - He's faithful to answer :) God bless you, dear!

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Well Thank you dear mothersofallnations yes i know don't want to be a fugitive running from God. I am not its just i need to be more steadfast in my Christ like duties etc :)

      Thanks much

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      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      LadyFiddler, Amen. It's building a relationship with the Lord, that makes all the difference. We can read the word but without revelation, how can we apply His Word in our lives and share it with others? We can pray but without sincerity, how much will we progress in the Spirit?

      He's calling you. Walk with Him :)

      Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

      God bless you.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Yet another interesting hub my dear . I have found myself wanting in the sense of not making more closet time for God where its just Him and I. I need to get back that fellowship we once had for in the presence of God there is fullness of joy and at His right hand pleasures ever more.

      I am too caught up doing things that cannot profit me eternal benefit and i really need to get back to base, for whenever we drift too far from shore trouble is on its way then we have to run back to God. I am a christian and i think of my Saviour everyday i do pray etc , but i can do a lot better.

      Thanks much for the reminder

      Have a wonderful day

      ~~~ Shalom & Peace be unto you from God our Father~~~

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      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      Crissylite, Amen! I pray that you'll get there sooner than later, in Jesus' name. All it takes is a little effort, reminding yourself. It's so awesome to know that He's here with us and actually feeling it* God bless you and thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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      Crissylite 3 years ago

      This article is so beautiful, especially the last paragraph...Getting to the point where I acknowledge Him with my every breath is my goal.

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      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      Thank you for your kind words, Ms. Dora. All praise belongs to God. I'm grateful you appreciate the articles and it means a lot to hear you've been touched by them. Thank you for taking the time to read, comment and share your insight. God bless you...

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Another important issue in the life of the Christian. You are an inspiration, and I look forward to more godly motivation. Thank you.