Worship

The Lord desires for us to come into a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him through various expressions of worship and intercession.  He desires for us to come into His presence.  He desires for us to seek His face above all else.  One thing I will seek! At Prince of Peace, we are called to:

 

·     Seek His face

·     Come into intimacy with Him

·     Worship Him

·     Commune and communicate with Him

·     Have a lifestyle of prayer—everything flowing from His heart as we spend time with Him in prayer

·     Love Him with all our heart, with all of our soul, with all of our mind, with all of our strength.

 

How are we to worship? The Bible teaches that worship is a joyful and intimate celebration of God’s presence. We are encouraged to express our love to God in a variety of ways:

·  Singing – Psalm 30:4, 95:1

·  Kneeling – Psalm 95:6, Luke 22:41

·  Standing – Psalm 134:1, 135:2

·  Lifting up Hands – Ps. 134:2, I Tim. 2:8

·  Clapping Hands – Ps. 47:I, 98:8

·  Dancing – Psalm 149:3, 150:4

·  Shouting – Psalm 35:27, 47:l

·  Musical Instruments – Psalm 150:3-5, II Samuel 6:5

·  Prophetic Word and Song – Ps. 40:3, 96:1, 98:1

 

God also exhorts us to exercise the gifts of the Spirit in an orderly way as we meet together. In the course of our worship you may hear a prophetic word given to encourage or edify (I Cor. 14:3, 31) or a brief message in tongues, followed by interpretation (I Cor. 14:5,18,27). 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 just “sing along” or to quietly express your love for God in prayer.