Reverence in WorshipThe reverence that is necessary for proper worship is not based on externals such as dimmed lights, etc. The proper reverent attitude that is to characterize every worshiper of God comes from within the individual. While this attitude must come from the heart of each person, there are a few things that would aid worship and help develop the reverence needed. Here are a few suggestions to help us improve in our worship:
- first, prepare your mind mentally for worship. Know what you are doing and why you are doing it. Read a passage from the Bible, look over some of the songs that are to be sung or pray a silent prayer for strength and focus.
- second, keep the use of the restrooms by you and your children to a minimum during the worship period.
- third, be aware of toddlers to teens. They are never too young or too old to worship. Remember, attitudes learned while one is a youth are carried into adulthood.
- fourth, be as well rested as possible. You will then be physically and mentally alert.
- fifth, concentrate on what is going on. Put all other things out of your mind.
Many other things could be suggested but if we use these guidelines and determine in our heart to offer worship that is well pleasing to God, it will reap great benefits for us in this life and the life to come. Let us all learn to truly serve our merciful Father in spirit and in truth.