Prayer for a Heart of Worship

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Do you long to become a passionate worshipper of Jesus? If so, pray with me today and ask the Lord to give you a heart of worship!

Lots of people talk about how King David in the Bible was a worshipper, and he was. But you know what? There’s a worshipper in the Bible whom I admire even more–and whom I want to be like. Can you guess who it is?

It’s Jesus!

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    Yes, that’s right. The Bible says that Jesus was/is a worshipper! Even though He was God and still is God, Jesus has a heart of worship and He uses it to pour out His love and worship on the Father.

    We read that Jesus worshipped God in Hebrews 2:11-12:

    “For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying: ‘I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You'” (Hebrews 2:11-12).

    Can you imagine what it must have been like to see Jesus sing praise to the Father in the midst of the assembly?

    Seriously, friend. Imagine this scene with me:

    • Imagine Jesus standing in the middle of a crowded temple of worshippers.
    • Remind yourself that, even by looking at Jesus, you are looking at God Himself.
    • Focus in on Jesus and see Him close His eyes, lifting His face up to Father.
    • As He looks toward Heaven, imagine in your mind’s eye that Jesus is letting all His thoughts and stressors fall away. Everything in His sphere of perception fades away. The voices in the temple quiet in His ears; His entire horizon is eclipsed only by His vision of the Father.
    • Then, imagine that Jesus opens His mouth and begins to sing.
    • Other people around Him may not even be focusing on worship right now, but Jesus opens His mouth and the most beautiful, heavenly melodies pour out.
    • Jesus isn’t singing a song anyone knew; He is singing directly from His heart!
    • See the tears begin to flow as Jesus is mesmerized by His vision of the Father as He worships.
    • Imagine the people around Jesus begin to quiet and still, staring strangely at Jesus, puzzled yet mesmerized as they listen to the melody of His worshipping heart as He communes with the Father.
    • Imagine that a circle of empty space suddenly develops around Jesus, where the other people in the temple gather around Him to watch–breathless and silent so as not to disturb His worship.
    • And imagine the love in Father God’s heart as He receives this outpouring of love from His Darling, His Only Begotten Son.

    Can’t you just picture the scene?

    Oh beloved, don’t you want to worship the Father like that? Don’t you want to develop and receive the same heart of worship that Jesus has?

    I know I do. Our Father God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit are so worthy of that kind of worship. They are so deserving of all of our love. I want to give them the worship they are so worthy of.

    And in these trying times, let’s face it: Only in the Father’s presence are things made right. We need to worship God just as much as He deserves to receive our worship.

    Dear friend, if you also want God to give you a heart of worship like Jesus has, pray this prayer for a heart of worship today:

    “Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You in Jesus’ name.

    Abba Father, I love You so much. Thank You so much for hearing and answering all my prayers. Thank You that, in Christ, Your promises are “Yes” and “Amen,” and thank You that You do not give Your Spirit by measure. You are ever ready and willing to fill and refill me with Your power, Your Spirit, Your boldness, and Your heart of love.

    Holy Father, You are so good and Your mercy endures forever. I praise You for that today. Thank You, Abba. And Father, You deserve so much worship and adoration. You deserve the highest praise; the most passionate worship; and the utmost and highest devotion.

    (Pray this next paragraph or two if you used to be a more passionate worshipper than you are now. Otherwise, you can also skip the next couple of paragraphs if they don’t apply to you.)

    Lord God, I remember when I used to worship You with my whole heart–in Spirit AND in truth.

    I remember when not only did I obey You with all my heart, but I also spent hours caught up in worship of You. I remember lifting my hands to You constantly, blessing Your name, and doing nothing but gazing joyfully on Your face.

    Somewhere along the way, though, Father, I have forgotten to keep doing that–and it seems like I have lost the patience, the heart, and the endurance for doing so. Oh Father, please forgive me. Forgive me for neglecting You and neglecting Your worship; for You are great, and worthy to be praised.

    Oh Father, I want to worship You like You desire and deserve to be worshipped–whether again or for the first time.

    You deserve all my best worship. You deserve not only my obedience, which is worship of You in truth, but also my heartfelt worship in Spirit. You deserve to have me gaze at You endlessly. You are worth looking at without looking away; without distractions; and without other priorities.

    Father God, I come before You humbly today and I ask in Jesus’ name:

    Would You please give me a heart to worship You?

    Would You give me a heart of worship, so I can worship You like Jesus worshipped You while He was on the earth during His ministry? Would You change my heart and help me to esteem You the way You deserve?

    Father God, I long to be caught up in Your presence and in Your worship.

    I want to gaze at You so closely that You eclipse my whole horizon. I want to shower You with the adoration of which You are so deserving. I desire earnestly to pour my love on You; to bow at Your feet and honor You with the most humble, purest, most heartfelt worship that anyone has ever offered You.

    You can have my whole heart, Father. But please, give me a heart of worship, I pray, in Jesus’ name:

    • Please wake me up–body, soul, and spirit–and urge and compel me to worship You.
    • When I begin to worship, help me enter into Your gates with thanksgiving, and into Your courts with praise.
    • Help me to be thankful and to say so; to lift up my highest praise into Your nostrils.
    • Please help me to ignore every distraction and every lesser thing, so that I might press into worshipping You with every bit of my heart, soul, body, mind, and spirit.
    • Help me to lift my hands to You and bless You with all my might.
    • Help me to set my eyes and keep them set on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

    And Father, as I worship You, please help me to feel Your presence and affection.

    I need You desperately, Lord. My heart cries out for You. My flesh fails me and I am fainting for Your manifest glory and presence. I need You desperately, and I am not ashamed to admit that I need the fullness of joy that comes in Your presence as well (Psalm 16).

    So Father, as I enter in to worship You, please minister to my heart as only you can. Please help me sense Your presence and affection. Let me feel Your arms around me. Help me to receive Your comfort and all the rest of Holy Spirit’s ministry. Let me be lost in the eternal, Father, as I encounter You and time fades away.

    Father God, please forgive me for ever losing my heart of worship.

    I am sorry that I let worship cease being a priority, Father. Please forgive me. I am so sorry that I have allowed distractions to set in, like looking at my phone, checking my watch, or watching other people around me.

    Please forgive me for all the times I have slighted You. I repent of it, Father. Please forgive me and wash me clean. Cover me with the blood of Jesus, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit.

    Father, Your Word says that Jesus sang to You in the sanctuary.

    I want to do that too. Please help me to worship You like Jesus does. Grant me, I pray, a heart of worship like Jesus has. Let my heartfelt worship exceed even that of David, the man after Your own heart.

    That’s what You deserve, Abba Father. You deserve the highest and the best. Only You can satisfy, so I ask right now that You would help me return to worshipping You in Spirit and in truth–caught up in Your presence for hours at a time, giving You the love You are so worthy of.

    You deserve that, Father. Thank You for helping me. Thank You for Your grace. It’s in Jesus’ marvelous and wonderful name I pray. Amen and amen.”

    Friend, are you a worshipper at heart? Do you want to become one if you are not already a worshipper? If you prayed this prayer for a heart of worship today, leave a comment below and reaffirm to the Lord your desire to worship Him as He deserves!

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    1. June McCullum says:

      Every word I prayed, I meant. I was just talking to our Father this morning telling Him how much I missed Him and our walks together; how much I missed dancing with Jesus and how much I missed His Holy Spirit. Thank you for this prayer, it touched me deeply and I know that He knows I meant and mean every single Word of it. Thank you Jaime! ❤️❤️❤️

      1. Luther Mamogobo says:

        The one thing I have always desired was to be completely caught up in worship – to have an emotional and spiritual connection to the Father in worship, to worship in genuine spirit and in truth, to worship for hours and hours just like Pastor Benny Hinn mentions in his book ‘Good morning, Holy Spirit ‘. To be so intimate with the Father, Lord Jesus, and Holy Spirit that nothing else matters or can matter in those times of deep, deep worship – the highest form of prayer – totally reliant and aided by Holy Spirit, experiencing the genuine Love and affection of God, and to truly and totally actually love him – not by mental activity or faking it, or striving and trying hard to ‘feel’ His Love, His Presence, His Spirit. I can confidently say that this is my highest desire, my highest wish, my longest and most genuine prayer; to know Him, behold Him, fellowship with Him, Touch Him, kiss His feet, know His mind – His heart. To have deep and genuine worship be my most favorite and most natural thing to do. I believe I have restarted my prayer through this blog post, Jamie.

    2. Donna Johnson says:

      Thank you Jamie, He alone is worthy! Thank you for this beautiful prayer. Such a joy and privilege to pray this to Father God!!!

    3. Thankyou Jamie I prayed this I needed this so badly God bless you

    4. Reawaken my heart, Father.
      Thank you for putting into words my heart’s desire.

    5. IRMA NORTJE says:

      AMEN, Thank you Lord God for imparting in our hearts your wisdom, peace, faith, joy, love, courage, health, grace. Thank you Ps Jamie

    6. Gladys Mutungu says:

      My heart’s desire is to worship the Lord in truth and in spirit. Help me Father God to have a heart of worship like Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.

      Thank you Jamie for this prayer.
      God bless you always. 🙏🏾

    7. Elizabeth Govender says:

      Thank you Jamie for this describes my hearts desire..I would like nothing more than to worship God just like Jesus did, with every Fibre of my being..Thank you once again 🙏 ❤ ♥

    8. Sharon Hayes says:

      Yes Jesus, I declare you are worthy of ALL my worship.
      Forgive me for neglecting this MOST important gift that You have given me… the ability to lift my hands, look toward heaven and PRAISE ..THANK…WORSHIP..ADORE.. GLORIFY… HONOR… THE KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS.

    9. I am most grateful for this prayer and I means every word of it. Thank you my LORD and KING for giving me a new heart and spirit of worship today in JESUS CHRIST THE MESSIAH NAME. AMEN

    10. Yes, Abba Father. Thank you for bringing me back to this place of worship and adoration. Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God Almighty. You alone are worthy to be praised 🙌🏼💝

    11. Abba, I hear your heart in this article. Thank you for bringing it to me. Last week you placed Proverbs 4:23 as the verse for 2024. Each year you give 1 verse for my focus of that new year. This is a second confirmation now that you are focusing me toward Proverbs 4:23 in 2024.
      “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.”
      I Love you Jesus. I am grateful Holy Spirit. Father draw me close to your heart so that my heartbeats in cadence with yours. Amen

    12. Abba Father, I Love and adore You. Bring me back to the Heart of Worship – Jesus! Fill my heart with Worship like it was and even more so. Hours in Your Presence is still too little, You deserve continuous Worship – day and night, casting of crowns at Your feet, and the cry of Holy Holy Holy!!! Thank You forever. I Love You. In Jesus’s Name I ask and pray. Amen.

    13. Jesus fix me everyday you are my everything without you there is nothing Amen

    14. Jamie, thank you so much for this prayer! I have been thinking this for a while. I have been saved & walking with the Lord since I was 9 but I have been in a season of rut in my life when it comes to my relationship with the Lord. And it has been causing me great concern lately because it’s like no matter what I do it’s not like I’m totally connecting with Him. This morning when I was praying I admitted this to Him and asked Him to forgive me and show me what is causing this disconnect. And then I open my mailbox and here’s your prayer! God is such a good God/Daddy!! He really does love us so much & cares about us more than we can imagine. Thank you again Jamie & may God continue to bless you and EVERYONE who has read your prayer today 🙏🏾🥰

    15. Halleluyah Glory Be to You Lord,In Jesus Christ Name give me the heart of worship the one You deserve ,Holy SPirit teach me the worship and praise that My Heavenly Father deserves in Jesus Christ Name amen.

      Thank You Jammie for this revelations You are sharing with us,May God continue revealing to You all the secrets of the Kingdom of God.

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