3 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Worship

When it comes to preparing your heart for worship, is there anything you can do? Yes! We worship in two different ways. One way is through corporate worship on Sunday with our church body, and the other is daily during the week. We are all naturally worshippers who will worship something, but God calls us to worship Him and Him alone.

Here are three things that can help prepare your heart for Worship:

1.  Pray

“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6

I encourage you to spend five minutes alone with God daily to prepare your heart for worship. Let it be the first and last thing you do each day. If you do this throughout the week, on Sunday your heart will be aligned with God’s and prepared for worship.

2.  Music

The music we listen to dramatically affects us whether we believe it or not. If your playlists are defined by secular songs you will respond in a secular way, but on the flip side if you surround yourself with songs that praise the name of Jesus you will respond in a way that honors Jesus. I am far from perfect in this area, and God knows I love secular music, but I sense a big difference when my day is full of His praises rather than the world’s praises. If you need any help creating a playlist, or finding bands and songs, please shoot me a quick email at jordan@graceriver.cc because I would love to help. Also, we have a great local radio station called 99.1 Joy FM. I have attached two links below of songs we currently sing at Grace River that my family and I love singing and listening to at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cka7fYhWj2E    -  Scandal of Grace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfzpfqrPUDo     - Glorious Day

3.  Rest

I am no master at this but getting good rest can set you and your family up for a great Sunday morning (and every day for that matter). Small things done on Saturday night can make Sunday morning a lot more doable, such as setting clothes, picking out breakfast, and taking showers and baths the night before. Most importantly, spend time with Jesus before anything else.

My hope is that this was an encouragement to you. Worship is something we never fully perfect in life. We can always grow in worship. The greatest part about worship is that it brings us closer to Jesus, which also brings others closer to Him.

All the best,

 

Jordan Herrera

Worship Pastor 

Grace River Church