What Does The Bible Say About Adoration? By definition, Adoration is the profound love and respect paid to someone we revere, chiefly as it pertains to a divine being. Notice that the noun adoration comes from the Latin word adorationem, which means “worship,” particularly in a religious way. When it comes to veneration, adoration and worship are synonymous. Biblically, adoration is required of any and all who profess to know the Lord God Almighty. Adoration is akin to paying homage or worship. Several versions of the New Testament do not make use of the word adoration in reference to our worship of God, but they translate the Greek word proskuneó as “worship.” Proskuneó means “to bow before or to revere”; the root word means “to kiss,” so the whole idea of proskuneó is “to kiss the ground in reverence before someone.”
When the three (3) wise men from the East arrived in Jerusalem and inquired as to the whereabouts of the newborn King, they said to Herod, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him” (Matthew 2:2). Notice here that the word translated “worship” is the word proskuneó, which clearly communicates an adoration and reverence for the Son of God. In the same light, the refrain of the Christmas hymn “O Come, All Ye Faithful” encourages and instructs us to follow the example of the 3 wise men with a threefold iteration:
“O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord!”
What Does The Bible Say About Adoration?
What The Scriptures Say About Adoration
In the Old Testament of the Bible, the word that most often refers to adoration is the Hebrew word shachah, which is also translated as “worship.” In truth, such adoration is forbidden to offer to idols (Psalm 97:7; Leviticus 26:1). The Lord God Almighty is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 4:24), as a loving husband is jealous of his bride’s affections toward other men. It’s important for us to understand that the Lord God made us for Himself and desires that all our worshipful adoration be directed to Him alone. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, said that the Father is looking for people who will adore Him as we were designed to do.
Jesus Christ said, “true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:23–24). The word for “worship” in these verses can as well be translated as “adore.”
Although related, adoration differs from praise. Adoration, or worship, should be reserved for the Lord God Almighty alone (Luke 4:8). While praise can be a part of adoration, adoration actually goes beyond praise. Adoration, or worship, gets to the heart of who we are. To truly worship the Lord God Almighty, we must let go of our self-worship. Likewise, we must be willing to humble ourselves before the Lord God, surrender every part of our lives to His control, and deeply adore Him for Who He Truly Is, not just what He has done. Hebrews 12:28–29 reminds us of Deuteronomy 4:24: “Let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God is a consuming fire.’” That consuming fire strips us of self-gratification, pride, and self-consciousness. True worship means to lose ourselves in the adoration of another. This leaves us with only the thought of the majesty and glory of the one we adore. When we truly adore the Lord God Almighty, our daily activities become acts of worship and pleasing to Him.
Worship, Adoration, and Praise
Revelation 5:13 says, “And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
Ephesians 5:19-20 says, “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Behold, worship is our offering to God of our recognition that He is God. Having created Heaven and earth together with everything in them, only the Lord God Almighty deserves our greatest respect. We show this respect in worship. It’s difficult to distinguish worship from adoration. In terms of veneration, adoration and worship are synonymous. Adoration is the expression of our love for God, in thoughts, words, and actions. In the context of worship, adoration is the expression of our sincere love for the Lord God Almighty in a fitting manner of worship, in the attitudes we display during the worship service, in the method by which we raise our voices to sing as well as pray, in our devotedness to the exhortation of the sermon.
Notice that adoration may be offered in settings other than the worship service, but it should always be most prominent during the worship service. In fact, adoration is the fulfillment of the greatest commandment. In Matthew 22:37, Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. Praise is the outgrowth of faith, adoration, and worship – as well as of confession. Praise is the act of expressing our love and respect and esteem for the Lord God in the form of words and songs. Psalms 150:2 says, “Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!” It’s important for us to give God the glory and honor that He deserves from us, His creatures. In the Old Testament, before the people crossed into the promised land, and before Moses’ death, the great leader redelivers the law to the Israelites. In delivering this Divinely Inspired Message, Moses provides the source of the greatest commandment, as well as clearly providing a picture of what the commandment should mean in practice.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 says “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Psalm 100:1-5 says, “Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.”
Behold, when it comes to worshipping or adoring God, it’s important for us to understand that worship is about HOW, not where or why. The HOW is to worship God for Who He Truly Is, in the perfect manner He has prescribed. John 4:23-24 says, “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. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.“
List of Words of Adoration for God (100 Prompts for Adoring God)
Lord God Almighty, Father Of Creation, I Worship You For Who You Are:
- You are my God (Psalm 63:1).
- You are Spirit (John 4:24).
- Eternal, immortal, and invisible, you alone are God (Psalm 90:1-2; 1 Timothy 1:17; Isaiah 45:5).
- You are living (Joshua 3:10).
- You are known to all (Romans 1:19-20).
- As self-existent Yahweh, you are self-revealing to your people (Exodus 3:14-15).
- You are independent of all creation and have life in and of yourself (John 5:24).
- You are one able to create ex nihilo, or out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3), in six days, and resting on the seventh (Genesis 1).
- You are omnipresent, or everywhere, always (Psalm 139:7-12).
- You are omnipotent, or all-powerful (Matthew 19:26; Hebrews 1:3).
- You are omniscient, knowing everything (Proverbs 15:3).
- You are omnisapient, or all-wise (Romans 16:27).
- You are sovereign (Ephesians 1:11, 20-21).
- You are one God in three Persons (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 8:6).
- Each Person of the Trinity is fully and equally God; in appearance and outworking, the Father begets the Son (John 1:18), and the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son (John 14:26; 16:7).
- Jesus Christ was preexistent before the incarnation (John 6:38; John 17:5).
- Jesus Christ became incarnate in the flesh (John 1:14), conceived by the Holy Spirit without a human father, and born from a virgin (Matthew 1:18).
- Jesus Christ humbled himself (Philippians 2:5-7).
- Jesus Christ, with a human nature, experienced the weakness and growth that are a part of the human experience (Mark 2:15; 14:33; 15:34; Luke 2:40; 7:9).
- Jesus Christ was tempted and overcame (Luke 4:2); with a divine nature, he could not sin.
- Jesus Christ is God—the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15) and the one of whom deity is claimed (Luke 1:43; John 1:1; Matthew 22:44; Hebrews 1:10-12).
- Jesus Christ’s eternality is known through self-revealing statements (John 8:58; Revelation 22:13).
- Jesus Christ’s omnipotence is displayed through his miracles over nature (Matthew 8:26-27; Matthew 14:19; John 2:1-11).
- Jesus Christ is omnipresent, as seen in his claim to be with the disciples always (Matthew 28:20).
- Jesus Christ’s omniscience is displayed through perceiving hidden thoughts (Mark 2:8; John 1:48), and in knowing all things as attested to by his disciples (John 16:30).
- Jesus Christ is sovereign, as demonstrated in his authority to forgive sins (Mark 2:5-7).
- Jesus Christ is worthy to be worshipped and adored (Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 5:12).
- Jesus Christ is one Person without separation, including two natures without confusion—human and divine—in hypostatic union (Hebrews 1:3).
- Though not relinquishing any divine attributes, Jesus Christ gave up the outward appearance and radiance of his glory in order to complete the mission of the Father (Philippians 2:7), using his divine attributes only as necessary for his mission and ministry, out of submission to the Father.
- The Holy Spirit is deity with omniscience (1 Corinthians 1:11-12), omnipresence (Psalm 139:7), and involvement in creation (Psalm 104:30); blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is blasphemy against God (Matthew 12:31-32).
- The Person of the Holy Spirit has intellect, emotions, and will. With intelligence, he knows the things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10-11); with emotions, he can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30), and according to his will, he distributes spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:11).
- Father, Son, and Spirit—one God—you are unity (Deuteronomy 6:4).
- As El-Shaddai, you are God Almighty, powerful and strong (Genesis 17:1).
- You are Elohim, sovereign and transcendent over all the earth (Deuteronomy 2:30; 33; 3:22).
- As El Olam, you are God Everlasting and changeless forever (Genesis 21:33).
- As El Elyon, you are God Most High who reigns supreme (Genesis 21:33).
- As Yahweh Nissi, you are “The Lord Our Banner,” the victorious (Exodus 17:15).
- As Yahweh Jireh, you are “The Lord Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14).
- As Yahweh Sabbaoth, you are “The Lord of Hosts,” the commander (1 Samuel 1:3).
- As Yahweh Shalom, you are “The Lord is Peace” (Judges 6:24).
- As Yahweh Tsidkenu, you are “The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6).
- As Yahweh Maccaddeshcem, you are “The Lord Thy Sanctifier” (Exodus 31:13).
- The way you relate to your creation can be described by many images, like the image of Father (Matthew 6:26; 2 Corinthians 6:18; 1 John 3:1).
- The image of Mother (Isaiah 66:13; Isaiah 49:15; Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34).
- The image of Husband (Isaiah 54:5; Hosea 2:19; Revelation 21:1-7).
- The image of Friend (John 15:12-15).
- The image of Shepherd (Psalm 23; John 10:11)
- The image of Ruler (Psalm 103:19; 1 Timothy 6:15).
- The image of Teacher (Psalm 32:8; Isaiah 48:17).
- The image of Judge (Isaiah 33:22; 2 Timothy 4:8).
- And the image of Justifier (Romans 3:26).
- The image of Deliverer (Exodus 6:6; Matthew 1:21).
- You are a preserver of all you have made (Nehemiah 9:6; Colossians 1:17).
- Your decrees are for your own glory (Psalm 19:1), and they are based upon your sovereign contentment (Daniel 4:35).
- You are one who gives decrees that are all-encompassing, or inclusive of all creation (Ephesians 1:11).
- Your decrees are best because they are based upon your infinite wisdom (Psalm 147:5; Psalm 104:24).
- You are holy (Revelation 4:8).
- You are morally pure and set apart (Leviticus 11:44-45).
- You hate sin and are angered by it (Joshua 7:1).
- You are perfectly wrathful (Romans 1:18; Nahum 1:2).
- You are compassionate (Psalm 103:13-14).
- You are patient (Romans 2:4).
- You are love (1 John 4:8, 16).
- You are just (Genesis 18:25).
- You are good (Psalm 25:8).
- You are righteous and gracious (Psalm 145:17).
- You are rich in mercy (Ephesians 2:4).
- You are immutable, or unchangeable (Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17).
- You are the blessed and only King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15).
- You are immanent, near, and active (Jeremiah 23:23-24; Acts 17:27-28).
- You are true (Isaiah 65:16).
- You alone have the best plans for me (Jeremiah 29:11).
- Lord God, we bow down and kneel before you acknowledging you as our maker (Psalm 95:6).
- Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come (Revelation 4:8).
- Lord God, the splendor of your holiness is admirable (1 Chronicles 16:29).
- Lord God Almighty, your love never ceases; your mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23).
- Father, you are my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken (Psalm 62:6).
- Father, I will sing your praise and make your name known to the whole world because you have done glorious things (Isaiah 12:5).
- Lord, you made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water (Revelation 14:7).
- Lord God, with my lips, I’ll acknowledge your name because you are worthy to be praised (Hebrews 13:15).
- Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! (Psalm 150:1-6).
- The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe (Proverbs 18:10).
- All things are possible with God (Mark 10:27).
- Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4).
- The faithful love of the Lord never ends. His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23).
- In my distress, I called to the Lord, and he answered me (Psalm 120:1).
- But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).
- Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created (Revelation 4:11).
- This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life (Psalm 119:50).
- Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he! (Psalms 99:5).
- Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you (1 Chronicles 29:11-14).
- At the mention of the name Jesus Christ, every knee in heaven, on earth, and under the earth must bow (Philippians 2:10).
- And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
- Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, (Philippians 2:9).
- For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:5).
- Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).
- Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! … (Psalm 150:1-6).
- God’s Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).
- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
- Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love (1 John 4:8).
Powerful and Anointed Prayers of Adoration to the Lord God Almighty
1) An Adoration Prayer for God’s Majesty (Psalm 8)
We find an adoration prayer for God’s majesty in Psalm 8 offered by David. David’s adoration prayer declares the Lord God Almighty as the Maker of heaven and earth. David subsequently compares humans to the majesty of God. David prays in Psalm 8:
“O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
2) An Adoration Prayer for God’s Rescue and Protection (Psalm 18)
We find an adoration prayer for God’s rescue and protection offered by David in Psalm 18. David declares God as his Rescuer in an adoration prayer that praises God’s ability to protect His own. Throughout the first three verses, David proclaims his deep love for the Lord God Almighty for His many rescues. David prays in Psalm 18:1-3:
“I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.”
In Psalm 18:30-31, after describing God’s rescue, David clearly describes the danger he was in as he was being hunted by men:
“This God—his way is perfect;
the Word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?“
David goes on to declare in Psalm 18:46-49:
“The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
and exalted be the God of my salvation—
the God who gave me vengeance
and subdued peoples under me,
who rescued me from my enemies;
yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me;
you delivered me from the man of violence.
For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations,
and sing to your name.”
3) An Adoration Prayer about God’s Powerful Voice (Psalm 29).
We find an adoration prayer about God’s powerful voice offered by David in Psalm 29. In this adoration prayer, David calls all heaven and earth to praise God for the power and wonder of His voice:
“Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth[c]
and strips the forests bare,
and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!“
4) An Adoration Prayer for God’s Provision (Psalm 145)
We find an adoration prayer for God’s provision in Psalm 145 offered by David. David prays in Psalm 145:
“I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you
and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your saints shall bless you!
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The Lord is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]
The Lord upholds all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
You open your hand;
you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and kind in all his works.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.“
5) An Adoration Prayer Praising God for His Mercy and Forgiveness (Psalm 86)
We find an adoration prayer praising God for His mercy and forgiveness in Psalm 86 offered by David. David prays in Psalm 86:
“Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you do I cry all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
for you answer me.
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your steadfast love toward me;
you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
and they do not set you before them.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
and save the son of your maidservant.
Show me a sign of your favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.“
6) An Adoration Prayer Praising God during Good and Bad Times (Psalm 34)
We find an adoration prayer praising God during good and bad times in Psalm 34 offered by David. As faithful children of God, it’s our duty to give Him praise at all times because He does all things for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). David prays in Psalm 34:
“I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.“
What Does The Bible Say About Adoration?
Psalm 63:1 – “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.“
1 Chronicles 29:11-14 – “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.“
Philippians 2:9 – “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,“
Philippians 2:10 – “So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,“
Revelation 5:13 – And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
Group 1 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Acts 4:12 – “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Matthew 22:37 – And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Hebrews 1:3 – “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,”
1 Timothy 2:5 – “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,“
Exodus 20:1-26 – “And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, …“
Group 2 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
1 John 3:16 – “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”
Ephesians 2:8-10 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
John 8:12 – Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Psalm 150:1-6 says, “Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! …“
Group 3 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.“
John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
2 Timothy 2:15 – “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
Psalm 95:6 – “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!“
Psalm 57:1-11 – “To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness! My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! …“
Group 4 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Luke 1:37 – “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Isaiah 42:8 – “I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.”
Mark 12:30 – “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’“
Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
1 Chronicles 29:11 – “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.“
John 12:48 – “The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.“
Psalm 23:1-6 – “A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …“
Group 5 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.“
Revelation 19:10 – “Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Psalm 63:1 – “A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.“
Luke 1:47 – “And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,“
John 1:3 – “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
2 Chronicles 7:3 – “When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.””
Group 6 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Psalm 29:2 – “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.“
Psalm 146:1-10 – “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, …“
Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,“
Psalm 95:1-11 – “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. …“
Group 7 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
1 John 4:8 – “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
2 Chronicles 7:3 – “When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”“
John 19:30 – “When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
2 Corinthians 5:11-19 – “Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. …“
Group 8 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
John 17:17 – “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.“
Isaiah 25:1 – “O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.“
John 1:4 – “In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
John 6:63 – “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.”
Psalm 99:5 – “Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!“
Romans 12:1 – “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.“
1 Chronicles 16:29 – “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;“
John 14:10 – “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.”
Group 9 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Psalm 90:1 – “A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.“
Psalm 90:1-2 – “A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”
Matthew 11:27 – “All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.“
Psalm 68:25 – “The singers in front, the musicians last, between them virgins playing tambourines:“
Psalm 86:9 – “All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.”
Psalm 8:1-4 – “To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?“
Group 10 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Revelation 4:11 – “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
Exodus 20:4 – “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”
Colossians 3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.“
Hebrews 13:15 – “Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.”
Revelation 4:8-11 – “And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”“
Group 11 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
John 4:23 – “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”
John 5:39 – “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,“
Luke 1:28 – And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”
Matthew 2:2 – Saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Mark 16:19 – “So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.“
Psalm 71:8 – “My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.“
Romans 14:11 – For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Romans 12:1-2 – “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Group 12 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Psalm 35:18 – “I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you.”
Psalm 66:4 – All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” Selah
Ephesians 5:19 – “Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,“
2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,“
Revelation 1:1-20 – “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …“
Group 13 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
John 4:24 – “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Revelation 14:7 – And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
John 4:23-24 – “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
John 3:35 – “The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.“
John 4:21-24 – Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Group 14 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Luke 4:8 – And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”
John 3:35 – “The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.“
Matthew 24:4 – And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.”
Matthew 24:24 – “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”
Daniel 4:37 – “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.”
Habakkuk 3:17-18 – “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 – “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.”
Group 15 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
Psalm 5:7 – “But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.”
Deuteronomy 10:17 – “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.“
Psalm 100:1-5 – “A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 – “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!“
Genesis 9:6 – “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.“
1 Peter 2:24 – “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.“
1 John 3:11 – “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”
Group 16 – What Does The Bible Say About Adoration
John 14:9 – “Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?“
Matthew 4:10 – Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”
John 3:16-17 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.“
James 5:13 – “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.”
1 Timothy 2:4 – “Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Hebrews 8:6 – “But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.”
Acts 16:25 – “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,”
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