Worship Quotes

Worship Quotes by Stephen Charnock, Tertullian, John Wimber, Nikolai Berdyaev, John Piper, Gilbert K. Chesterton and many others.

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Since we are dead in sin, a spiritual light and flame in the heart suitable to the nature of the object of our worship, cannot be raised in us without the operation of supernatural grace… such a worship God must have, whereby he is acknowledged to be the true sanctifier and quickener of the soul.
Stephen Charnock
We say, and we say openly, and while ye torture us, mangled and gory we cry out, “We worship God through Christ!” Believe Him a man: it is through Him and in Him that God willeth Himself to be known and worshipped.
Worship is not about personality, temperament, personal limitations, church background, or comfort. It is about God.
John Wimber
The bourgeois takes economic power very seriously, and often worships it quite unselfishly.
Nikolai Berdyaev
It is unbiblical and arrogant to try to worship God for any other reason than the pleasure to be had in Him.
John Piper
Wherever there is animal worship, there is human sacrifice.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I believe how I live my life every day is my act of worship.
Jack Layton
My memory – faded, as I say – is that Paul Johnson was trying to vilify all intellectuals who were at all critical of the states he worships, and of power generally (except, of course, the power of enemies, which we must denounce, imitating the commissars who are his models, though he doesn’t understand it).
Noam Chomsky
Every praying person, every person who has an encounter with God, must have a passionate concern for his or her brother and sister, his or her neighbor. To treat any of these as if he were less than the child of God is to deny the validity of one’s spiritual existence.
Desmond Tutu
When you grow up being taught to worship, whatever that means, there is an array of body-rich symbols: tears, blood, crucifixion, the stations of the cross, transubstantiation… Faith is a belief in something that is irrational, and so to have faith, there is some correlation there with the belief in the art.
Robert Gober
My accountant worships me because I’m so cautious with my money.
Scott Patterson
Many infidels have maintained that Ignorance is the mother of Devotion.
James Boswell
God, is this all it is, the ricocheting down the corridor of laughter and tears? Of self-worship and self-loathing? Of glory and disgust?
Sylvia Plath
So many today are worshiping in the mountains, big churches, stone and frame buildings. But Jesus teaches that salvation is not in these stone structures-not in the mountains-not in the hills, but in God.
William J. Seymour
But it is with a different kind of spell that art deludes you … it leads you to pay religious honor and worship to images and pictures.
Clement of Alexandria
Where feelings for God are dead, worship is dead.
John Piper
It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
Calvin Coolidge
The encouragement and the deepening of Eucharistic worship are proofs of the authentic renewal which the Council set itself as an aim and of which they are the central point.
Pope John Paul II
I appeal to Amherst men to reiterate the Amherst doctrine that the man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due not scorn and blame but reverence and praise.
Calvin Coolidge
A man–poet, prophet, or whatever be may be–readily persuades himself of his right to all the worship that is voluntarily tendered.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The question isn’t ‘Do we worship?’ The question is ‘Who (or what) do we worship?’
Pete Wilson
Whenever the method of Worship Becomes more Important than the Person of Worship, We have already prostituted Our Worship.
Judson Cornwall
It is impossible to worship God acceptably and not come to Him in right relationship to…the Word of God.
Jack W. Hayford
The difference between science and religion is that the former wishes to get rid of mysteries whereas the latter worships them.
Sidney Hook
The last western society to worship female powers was Minoan Crete. And significantly, that fell and did not rise again.
Camille Paglia
Literary Experience heals the wound, without undermining the privilege of individuality.. .Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.
C. S. Lewis
Her faith in a loving and forgiving God is strong, but she worships laughter.
Miriam Toews
Ignorance worships mystery; reason explains it; the one grovels, the other soars.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I’m learning, but I’m getting better at it because I’m learning how to hear God in worship.
Michael W. Smith
My plan is to not be leading (worship) at any church until I really feel like I’m supposed to be somewhere else.
Worship the Trinity, which I call the only true devotion and saving doctrine.
Gregory of Nazianzus
Nobody loves a good worship service more than I do, but we are called to make religion real, to make our faith come alive. Helping others have a decent place to live is one way to do that and it doesn’t take too long for others to recognize it, too.
Millard Fuller
Worship of society and popular opinion is idolatry.
Swami Vivekananda
Religion is still useful among the herd – that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing else could. The crude human animal is in-eradicably superstitious, and there is every biological reason why they should be. Take away his Christian god and saints, and he will worship something else.
H. P. Lovecraft
To love you as I should, I must worship God as Creator.
C. S. Lewis
In a society that worships love, freedom and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Make the whole life a game. There is no purpose there is no aim, nothing. Just take it lightly, easily. Play the game. that is worship, which is celebration.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Worship is the way of life for those entranced by and passionate for the glory of God.
Matt Chandler
I don’t hero worship for the sake of hero worship. When I find people who are truly remarkable – and I think Joseph Needham is a classic example – I do value their counsel.
Simon Winchester
We Americans are childish about our celebrities and icons. We worship, then we denounce; we identify passionately with them and then, if they do something – anything – we dislike, we cast them off.
Margo Jefferson
Women treat us [men] like humanity treats gods – they worship us and keep bothering us to do something.
Oscar Wilde
There is no space in which worship should not take place, no time when it should not occur, and no activity through which it should not happen.
Miroslav Volf
I wish that we might get back to worship again. Then when people come into the church they will instantly sense that they have come among holy people, God’s people. They can testify, ‘Of a truth God is in this place’
Aiden Wilson Tozer
I do not bow. I do not obey. I do not ‘worship.’
Brendan Myers
When a passion is not realized … it fades away, or becomes ideal worship–Dante–Petrarch–that sort of thing!
Ada Leverson
If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself. You have a duty to worship God, not because He will be imperfect and unhappy if you do not, but because you will be imperfect and unhappy.
Fulton J. Sheen
Most comics worship music on some level. It’s more rock-n-roll to get up there for an hour and make people laugh.
Greg Behrendt
We use the Heidelberg Catechism in our worship. Sometimes we read it responsively. Other times I’ll work it into my communion liturgy. I’ll quote it in my sermons from time to time. I’ve seen the Catechism used effectively as Sunday school material.
Kevin DeYoung
Christianity doesn’t demand that we worship our ancestors. If we don’t remember our ancestors, then, in all likelihood, we cannot also recall the distant past.
F. Sionil Jose
How glad the heathens would have been, That worship idols, wood and stone, If they the book God had seen.
Isaac Watts
To worship our false selves is to worship nothing. And the worship of nothing is hell.
Thomas Merton
Whether men are pleased or not, we will, we must, worship the Lamb that was slain.
John Newton
True ministry isn’t just ‘cut and paste,’ it has to be birthed from the inside out.
Steven Furtick
The god you worship is the one you’re capable of becoming.
Joseph Campbell
In America the chief accusation seems to be one of “Eroticism.” This is odd, rather puzzling to my mind. Which Eros? Eros of the jaunty “amours,” or Eros of the sacred mysteries? And if the latter, why accuse, why not respect, even venerate?
D. H. Lawrence
The God we worship is Jesus – He is the image of the invisible God – and if we dare seek Him for who He really is rather than pursue an idea of Him that fits into our tidy boxes, He will blow our minds.
Brooke Fraser
Worship is why we are born and why we are born again.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
There is, however, equally great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomable reason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend, and has given His Son to die for me in order to realize this purpose. not merely that we know God, but that He knows us.
J. I. Packer
Americans worship technology. It’s an inherent trait in the national zeitgeist.
Max Brooks
A worship of truth can be idolatry if the truth is small enough.
Austin O’Malley
Multi-tasking is keeping me from whole-hearted worship.
Francis Chan
All the various component parts of the Hebrew worship subserve this great purpose, the bringing of man into communication with God.
Samson Raphael Hirsch
More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him.
Worship is the specific act of ascribing to God the glory, majesty, honor, and worthiness which are His.
Jerry Bridges
You cannot find excellent corporate worship until you stop trying to find excellent corporate worship and pursue God himself.
D. A. Carson
There is more healing joy in five minutes of true worship than in five nights of revelry.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Weeping must not hinder worship.
T. B. Joshua
Our Puritan forefathers, though bitterly denouncing all forms and ceremonies, were great respecters of persons; and in nothing was the regard for wealth and position more fully shown than in designating the seat in which each person should sit during public worship.
Alice Morse Earle
Awe combined with intimacy is the essence of Christian worship.
J. D. Greear
Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson
It is quite unlawful to demand, defend, or to grant unconditional freedom of thought, or speech, of writing or worship, as if these were so many rights given by nature to man.
Pope Leo XIII
Covid-19 teaches us that we are all global citizens connected by a single virus that recognises none of our natural or man-made diversity: not the colour of our skin, nor our passports, or the gods we worship.
Abiy Ahmed
Service is an imperative for those who worship Jesus Christ and a covenant obligation of those who belong to his Church.
Dallin H. Oaks
Our governments have taught us that we should worship only two people – one is ‘chacha’ and the other ‘bapu.’
Gurpreet Ghuggi
Nobody can call himself a Christian who does not worship Jesus.
John Stott
How can we worship a homeless man on Sunday and ignore one on Monday?
Shane Claiborne
Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man.
Thomas Carlyle
Are you apathetic toward the saccharine goodness evangelized by sentimental, superstitious fanatics, but equally bored by the intellectuals who worship at the empty-headed shrine of scientific materialism?
Rob Brezsny
To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.
Robert Green Ingersoll
When you understand that everything – and I do mean everything – in this nation that we live in, if not this world, is connected to the almighty dollar, it doesn’t mean you worship it.
Stephen A. Smith
That’s the best worship you can get when the worship leader is there with no other intentions and ready to sing their heart out for the Lord.
Deborah Joy Winans
(Those women whom the distaff
no longer claims
nor spun cloth)
driven made,
by Bacchus.
Hilda Doolittle
Attachments to older forms of worship may be comfortable, but they may contain elements of falsehood that make them unacceptable to God.
Max Anders
Government grew under [Ronald] Reagan. He was the strongest opponent of free markets in the post-war history among presidents. But it doesn’t matter what the reality is; they concocted an image that you worship.
Noam Chomsky
One of the great things about America is that we have the freedom to worship or not worship as we please. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Christian, Jew, Muslim. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an evangelical or a Catholic or a moderate Jew. You’re entitled to worship – or an agnostic or atheist.
Karl Rove
To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
Martin Luther
If my mind be not engaged in worship, it is as though I worshipped not.
I worship teachers. They can’t be paid enough. It depresses me that society sees them as somehow expendable.
Douglas Coupland
People in America worship money, and a white man’s face on a green piece of paper does not make me wealthy. My health makes me wealthy. I used to work at a hospital, so I know the real deal.
Paul Mooney
Man worships because God lays His hand to the dust of our experience, and man miraculously becomes a living soul – and knows it and wants to worship.
Douglas Horton
Religion is defined as belief in and worship of a controlling power and atheism is precisely not that.
Bill Maher
To me, Stephen was my husband and the father of my children; one does not say to one’s husband, ‘Oh, you’re so clever! I must worship the ground under your feet, or in this case, wheels.’
Jane Hawking
Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.
Charles Sumner
Do not forget that even as “to work is to worship” so to be cheery is to worship also, and to be happy is the first step to being pious.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If every witty thing that’s said was true, Oscar Wilde, the world would worship You!
Michael R. Burch
Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!
Andrew Murray
If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.
Jess C Scott
God created us to be worshipers because it is right that he be known, loved and worshiped. This isn’t because he is needy and wishes someone would tell him how special he is. No, it’s because he is perfect and the worship of his perfection is holiness in action.
Elyse Fitzpatrick
I’m not afraid to say ‘Jesus Christ,’ and I’m not afraid to speak of those who worship him. After all, Jesus preached about love.
David Seltzer
The gap between those who worship different gods is not so wide as the gap between those who worship and those who don’t.
C. S. Lewis
Men treat God’s sovereignty as a theme for controversy, but in Scripture it is matter for worship.
J. I. Packer
Money is the alienated essence of man’s work and existence; this essence dominates him and he worships it.
Karl Marx
I often see how you sob over what you destroy, how you want to stop and just worship; and you do stop, and then a moment later you are at it again with a knife, like a surgeon.
Anais Nin
Worship means reverence and humility. It means revering your real self and humbling delusions. If you can wipe out evil desires and harbor good thoughts, even if nothing shows, it’s worship. Such form is its real form.
It takes a long time to become a lawyer because you need three things – a bachelor’s degree, a law degree, and a desire to worship Satan.
Craig Ferguson
To say that worship is either about glorifying God or finding personal satisfaction is to put asunder what God has joined together. His glory and your gladness are not separate tracks moving in opposite directions. Rather His glory is in your gladness in Him.
Sam Storms
There are a lot of bad worship songs, in my opinion, but there are a lot of good ones, too
Michael W. Smith
Neither Muslims nor anyone else truly worships the true God if they reject Jesus as he really is in the Gospels.
John Piper
If performed in the right spirit, there is no higher worship than the unpurchased service to another soul of whatever faith, belief, or social stratum. The Savior of the world said it simply, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matt. 25:40).
James E. Faust
It is one thing for the living water to descend from Christ into the heart, and another thing how-when it has descended-it moves the heart to worship. All power of worship in the soul, is the result of the waters flowing into it, and their flowing back again to God.
George Wigram
Mountains had taken the place of religion, had satisfied her religious sense, her need for adoration and worship as no service in any Cathedral, however sublime, had been able to do.
Ann Bridge
Worship does not satisfy our hunger for God; it whets our appetite.
Eugene H. Peterson
Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think very differently on religious subjects, from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent, who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation every one who worships him in sincerity.
Joseph Lancaster
It is quite impossible to worship God without loving Him.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Liberal: a power worshipper without power.
George Orwell
There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all. He who invented god is a fool. He who propagates god is a scoundrel. He who worships god is a barbarian.
Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
One thing I must tell you. Idolatry in India does not mean anything horrible. It is not the mother of harlots.
Swami Vivekananda
The worship of convention has never yet led to astonishment and a joyous leap in human potential.
Tama J. Kieves
I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.
My Mt. Rushmore of hero worship would include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, Frank Sinatra and Barry White.
Karen Duffy
Every cell in us worships God.
Thomas Aquinas
These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
Anthony de Mello
Make your meditation a continuous state of mind. A great worship is going on all the time, so nothing should be neglected or excluded from your constant meditative awareness.
Fruitful and acceptable worship begins before it begins.
Alexander MacLaren
I choose to worship not believing in God and government should not thrust a religious idea down my throat.
Michael Newdow
Worship the spirit of criticism. If reduced to itself it is not an awakener of ideas or a stimulant to great things, but, without it, everything is fallible; it always has the last word.
Louis Pasteur
Wonder is the basis of worship.
Thomas Carlyle
Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Without worship, we go about miserable.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
For me, work is worship, and it is not just the number of movies I make but the quality which matters most, irrespective of how they eventually fare at the box office.
Radhika Pandit
I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.
Susan B. Anthony
I worship the ground Paul Ryan walks on.
Dick Cheney
Those to whom worshiping is a window, to open but also to shut, have not yet visited the house of their souls whose windows are open from dawn to dawn.
Khalil Gibran
Strong affections for God, rooted in and shaped by the truth of Scripture – this is the bone and marrow of Biblical worship.
John Piper
Pleasure is a manifestation of self-re-creation.
Pleasure is worship because it replenishes the soul.
Zsuzsanna Budapest
And why do we worship hindsight (as in the news media’s constant rehash of the day, the week, the year) and yet distrust foresight, which actually might make a difference in our lives?
Gavin de Becker
A church must grow larger and smaller at the same time. Larger through worship and smaller through small groups.
Rick Warren
We don’t see ourselves as just a place where we come to worship but as a beacon and a bearer of the culture and a bearer of what makes us a people. But I like to say that this is not necessarily unique to us. It is really what America is all about.
Clementa C. Pinckney
Pray all the time, read all the scriptures in the world, and worship all the gods there are …but unless you realize the Truth, there is no freedom.
Swami Vivekananda
Worship is not a twenty minute period during a church service, but a lifestyle of relating to God in a particular way.
Mike Bickle
Overvalue not therefore the manner of your own worship, and overvilify not other men’s of a different mode.
Richard Baxter
Alike and ever alike, we are on all continents in the need of love, food, clothing, work, speech, worship, sleep, games, dancing, fun. From tropics to arctics humanity live with these needs so alike, so inexorably alike.
Carl Sandburg
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
Ingrid Bergman
Most universities are no longer temples of knowledge, but of power, and true moderns worship there.
Dean Koontz
Angels emerge from the presence of God and worship of God, are sent on mission for our redemption, so it doesn’t surprise me to read in the Bible of angels leading us into the presence of God in worship.
Scot McKnight
In our universe there is God and there are people and things. We were made so that we should worship God, love people and use things. However if we worship ourselves, we will ignore God, start loving things and begin to use people.
Warren W. Wiersbe
True worship leads to a more full knowledge of self, God, heaven, duty, doctrine, practice and experience.
J. C. Ryle
Whoever doesn’t worship God by choice will worship the creation by necessity.
Habib Umar bin Hafiz
Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are – mind, emotions, will, body – to what God is and says and does.
Warren W. Wiersbe
Worship is the grand theme of the Bible.
Reuben Morgan
Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love.
Tim Cook
You get to decide what to worship.
David Foster
Worship is forgetting about what’s wrong with you and remembering what’s right with God.
Mark Batterson
We collectively have a special place in our heart for the manned space flight program – Apollo nostalgia is one element, but that is only part of it. American culture worships explorers – look at the fame of Lewis and Clark, for example. The American people want to think of themselves as supporting exploration.
Nathan Myhrvold
Islam’s basic principles of belief, worship, morality, and behavior are not affected by changing times. Islam does not propose a certain unchangeable form of government or attempt to shape it. Islam has never offered nor established a theocracy in its name.
Fethullah Gulen
Everything is worship if your mind is focused on the present moment.
Paulo Coelho
The real advantage for me is that I have the opportunity to lead worship every Sunday.
John Tesh
Though the worship of riches is an old religion, there has never been a danger that it might become the sole religion. And yet that is what is surely going to happen in the world.
J. E. Buckrose
Demons lie behind much of the world’s pagan worship systems.
Max Anders
Worship does not consist in prayers and in external devotion, but in a life of kindness.
Emanuel Swedenborg
Thus, after a period of about two thousand years the greatest crime became to worship a god other than the God of Moses, whereas injustice became a minor sin. I began to ask myself how this change had come about. Was it linked to a new order in which the female goddesses had been replaced by one male god?
Nawal El Saadawi
One of the most encouraging things is to see that so many of these young musicians and worship leaders are really concerned with doing a good job representing the truth of Jesus in their songs, and not just concerned with creative and musical progression.
Matt Redman
Most believers struggle to really believe in the supernatural as a meaningful, deterministic reality except during moments when they are drawn to it, perhaps during a worship service or while reading a novel like ‘Adam.’ Being drawn to this truth is the first step to living a life in accordance to this truth.
Ted Dekker
The Antichrist is often identified with the second beast in the Book of Revelation that arises from the land, the beast that tries to make everyone worship the power of evil.
Elaine Pagels
I don’t worship comedy; at the end of the day, I don’t fall to the altar of comedy unquestioningly.
Bo Burnham
Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being.
Walter Brueggemann
I’m a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life.
Willie Stargell
True worship doesn’t keep looking at its watch.
N. T. Wright
Lutheranism is essentially German… It worships a God who is neither just nor merciful.
William Ralph Inge
The animate and inanimate creation all contribute to the true worship of God. All of creation must worship at whatever level of sentience they possess. Jesus said if men held back their praise, even the stones might “cry out” in worship.
Ed Buckner
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.-
Henry Ward Beecher –
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The perfect church service would be the one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God. But every novelty prevents this. It fixes our attention on the service itself; and thinking about worship is a different thing than worshipping … ‘Tis mad idolatry that makes the service greater than the god.
C. S. Lewis
I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up.
Mark Driscoll
A wholesome regard for the memory of the great men of long ago is the best assurance to a people of a continuation of great men to come, who shall be able to instruct, to lead, and to inspire. A people who worship at the shrine of true greatness will themselves be truly great.
Calvin Coolidge
I lost my faith in God when I lost my daughter to Cancer, the beast. I begged, I cried, I offered my life for hers, and day by day, I watched that beautiful little Angel slip off. So, excuse me for not taking my seat next to you on Sunday in Church, I feel too cheated to worship.
Vince Neil
I sing to Jesus for Jesus now. This gives me pure joy… worship!
Ecological devastation is the excrement, so to speak, of man’s power worship.
Ernest Becker
We may worship a picture as God, but not God as the picture. God in the picture is right, but the picture as God is wrong. God in the image is perfectly right. There is no danger there. This is the real worship of God. But the image-God is a mere Pratika.
Swami Vivekananda
For years, the church has emphasized evangelism, teaching, fellowship, missions, and service to society to the neglect of the very source of its power–worship.
Robert E. Webber
Adore man, the adoration reaches Me. Neglect man; you neglect Me. Of what avail is it to worship the Lord and to suppress man, His counterpart on earth? Love for God must be manifested as Love for man, and Love must express itself as service.
Sathya Sai Baba
Ploutos , no wonder mortals worship you: You are so tolerant of their sins !
Theognis of Megara
Go to church once a week and nobody pays attention. Worship God seven days a week and you become strange!
Aiden Wilson Tozer
There is a difference between going to a service “for the worship” and going to a service “to worship the Lord.” The distinction appears to be a minor one, but it may imply the difference between the worship of God and the worship of music!
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Where God is at the center of things, worship inevitably follows. Where there is no spirit of worship, there God has been dethroned and displaced.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
I would think that if you understood what sex education is, you would get down on your knees and worship a condom.
Jane Fonda
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Eleanor Roosevelt
We worship God, but have no faith in the workings of God’s laws of love. The world awaits the living of the law of love, which will reach the divine within all human beings and transform them.
Peace Pilgrim
The universe has no sides, no end, can’t be mapped. Enough to make a man talk about God, make a man superstitious and worship an idol. The science never gets as far as the strangeness.
Jeanette Winterson
The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that is seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilized cynic to do other than to worship it.
H. P. Lovecraft
Society must fight against this belief in God as it fought against idol worship and other narrow conceptions of religion. In this way man will try to stand on his feet. Being realistic, he will have to throw his faith aside and face all adversaries with courage and valour. That is exactly my state of mind.
Bhagat Singh
It’s in the environment of worship that we learn things that go way beyond what our intellect can grasp
Bill Johnson
Our Lord approved neither idol worship or idle worship but ideal worship in Spirit and truth.
Vance Havner
Legalism lacks the supreme sense of worship. It obeys but it does not adore.
Geerhardus Vos
We sing inspirational songs, songs of praise and worship, and about how good and how big God is. We are magnifying the Lord.
Fred Hammond
My music has a very spiritual background, a sanctity that is almost like worship.
Ravi Shankar
The believing man does not claim to understand. He falls to his knees and whispers, “God.” The man of earth kneels also, but not to worship. He kneels to examine, to search, to find the cause and the how of things.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
If you impose morality on people, they will find ways to circumvent their guilt. They will make offerings to temples – or other places of worship – but also continue doing things that make them feel guilty.
Jaggi Vasudev
The success that Americans are said to worship is success of a specific sort: accomplished not through hard work, primarily, but through the ingenious angle, the big break. Sit down at a lunch counter, stand back up a star. Invest in a new issue and watch it soar. Split a single atom, win a war.
Walter Kirn
I have long believed that celebrity, the way we worship and package and sell our pop stars, is what filled the need for gods that was once filled by the pictures in stained glass. Hollywood is post-Christian Venice – in other words, a pantheon of saints without the hassle and heartache of religion.
Rich Cohen
You are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Baptists have long upheld the ideal of a free church in a free state. And from the beginning, they believed that forcing a person to worship against his will violated the principles of both Christianity and civility.
George W. Bush
The Court abandoned the traditional constitutional meaning of ‘religion’ as a single denomination or system of worship and instead substituted a new ‘modern’ concept which even now remains vague and nebulous, having changed several times in recent years.
David Barton
God is omnipresent; even a pebble in the Narmada can represent Him and serve as an object of worship.
Mahatma Gandhi
What you want to worship above youth, I think, is beauty, and beauty is so beyond just appearances after a while. Because you can be with someone who’s good-looking; if they open their mouths and they’re an idiot, then they cease to be beautiful very quickly.
Patton Oswalt
In the Bhagavat culture worship of the spiritual master plays a very important role in our life.
Bhaktisvarupa Damodar Swami
I have never thought of my life as divided between poetry and politics.
Pablo Neruda
Worship strengthens you. It gives you a sense of God’s presence and ultimately His protection and provision.
T. D. Jakes
I listen to worship music before the game to calm my nerves and just go out and have fun. It’s a game, and I try to enjoy it.
Carson Wentz
I’m free of an abusive cult, based on money and power that worships a fictional deity and safely back with the Catholic Church.
Katie Holmes
One can be coerced to church, but not to worship.
Georgia Harkness
Everyone has the right to love and worship whoever and whatever they want to. It’s nobody’s business but theirs. We are not the ones to judge that.
Harry Wayne Casey
So there was great clashes when, you know, if you believe you shouldn’t remove your shoes and someone’s taking their shoes off, how can they do this? That actually was such a big clash in this case that they had to put a curtain down the middle of where they would worship.
Michael Emerson
Even touching Erdogan is a form of worship.
Mustafa Akyol
The body’s weakness comes from illnesses, while the heart’s weakness comes from sins. And just as the body does not taste the delights of food when it is ill, the heart does not taste the delights of worship when it is sinful.
Dhul-Nun al-Misri
Ive had many idols growing up. The inclination for idol worship comes naturally to me. Or it did, anyway. I think Ive gotten over it. It came as naturally to me as wanting to act.
Kevin Corrigan
We may restrict the expression of worship for a season, just as we may briefly hold our breath, but there is an inward craving for worship that cannot be permanently stilled
Judson Cornwall
There is nothing which any way pertaineth to the worship of God left to the determination of human laws.
George Gillespie
All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship.
Julius Wellhausen
Before we can begin to see the cross as something done FOR us, leading us to faith and worship, we have to see it as something done BY us, leading us to repentance. Only the man or woman who is prepared to own his share in the guilt of the cross may claim his share in its grace.
C. J. Mahaney
Religion is many things, but one of them, surely, is a way for adults to indulge in uncritical hero worship.
Robert Webb
There certainly are those who worship the state much as divinities are worshipped. Not just the state but even leaders.
Noam Chomsky
For me, my stories are spiritual journeys, and whenever I write, it’s a form of worship. It’s a form of my worship. Worship is not just Sunday morning as we all know. Worship is everything we do. Writing is most definitely a form of worship for me and, God as I’m writing, He takes me on these journeys.
Tamera Alexander
Worship is the one, total adoring response of man to the one Eternal God.
Evelyn Underhill
When we all can worship from our own kind of pew, then we shall be free.
Garth Brooks
If God speaks to us about himself and his own glorious greatness, we respond by humbling ourselves before him in worship… If He speaks to us about His commandments, we determine to obey them.
John Stott
One needs no strange spiritual faith to worship the earth.
John Cowper Powys
People fashion their God after their own understanding. They make their God first and worship him afterwards.
Oscar Wilde
Ay, call it holy ground,
The soil where first they trod,
They have left unstained, what there they found,-
Freedom to worship God.
Felicia Hemans
[I]n a place with absolutely no private or personal life, with the incessant worship of a mediocre career-sadist as the only culture, where all citizens are the permanent property of the state, the highest form of pointlessness has been achieved.
Christopher Hitchens
There is no describing the feeling of being mistreated by a successful rival in front of the woman you worship.
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing.
Mignon McLaughlin
Common sense religion emphasizes the human contributions that are supposed to move the deity. Valid worship always begins with recognition of what God has already done.
Max Anders
The dog is a religious animal. In his savage state he worships the moon and the lights that float upon the waters. These are his gods to whom he appeals at night with long-drawn howls.
Anatole France
If worship bores you, you are not ready for heaven.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
As never before, he understood the vitality of tradition, the dignity of the worship of what had existed before one’s own self had come into being. There was no shame in awe; there was exaltation. (“Cafe Endless: Spring Rain”)
Nancy Holder
…no worship is better than apathetic worship.
Francis Chan
In this business, if you’re a success, there’s some folks who actually worship you. I have been to some places where it’s impossible to walk across the stage without having the major portion of my outfit torn off for souvenirs.
Hank Williams
God’s purpose in Creation and in Redemption are fulfilled in us as together in worship, we are renewed in and through Christ, and in the name of Christ we glorify God.
J. B. Torrance
To a woman nothing seems quite impossible to the powers of the man she worships.
O. Henry
If we truly worship God, acknowledging and adoring his infinite worth, we find ourselves impelled to make him known to others, in order that they may worship him too. Thus worship leads to witness, and witness in its turn to worship, in a perpetual circle.
John Stott
Silence is a strange thing to us who live: we desire it, we fear it, we worship it, we hate it. There is a divinity about cats, as long as they are silent: the silence of swans gives them an air of legend.
Keith Douglas
If I, as an Oriental have to worship Jesus of Nazareth, there is only one way, that is, to worship him as God and nothing else.
Swami Vivekananda
Sun-worship and pure forms of nature-worship were, in their day, noble religions, highly allegorical but full of profound truth and knowledge.
Annie Besant
The most offensive is not their lying – one can always forgive lying – lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth – what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
India has 2,000,000 gods and worships them all. In religion, all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.
Mark Twain
The Obama administration has been curtailing press freedom – but that hasn’t ended the press’ drool-cup worship for their beloved president.
Ben Shapiro
You become like what you worship. When you gaze in awe, admiration, and wonder at something or someone, you begin to take on something of the character of the object of your worship.
N. T. Wright
There are entire congregations who worship praise and praise worship but who have not yet learned to praise and worship God in Jesus Christ.
Judson Cornwall
I’m a Frisbeetarian. We worship frisbees. We believe when you die your soul goes up on the roof and you can’t get it down.
Jim Stafford
In history as in life it is success that counts. Start a political upheaval and let yourself be caught, and you will hang as a traitor. But place yourself at the head of a rebellion and gain your point, and all future generations will worship you as the Father of their Country.
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Atheism: the religion devoted to the worship of one’s own smug sense of superiority.
Stephen Colbert
This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it.
David Foster Wallace
There are fans of Twenty20 cricket, and we need to ensure that we give them the cricket they want to see. We need to keep Test cricket alive, because there is a section of fans who love and worship Test cricket and have basically helped this game grow, and they are as important as anybody else.
Rahul Dravid
There is a remote tribe that worships the number zero. Is nothing sacred?
Les Dawson
Our hearts are the shrine; that is where God should be installed. Our good thoughts are the flowers to worship Him. Good deeds form the worship, good words form the hymns and love forms the offering.
Mata Amritanandamayi
Lawful worship consists in obedience alone.
John Calvin
What makes worship amazing is the object of our worship.
Francis Chan
Our Sabbath practices reveal which Trinity we truly worship: Father, Son, and Spirit… or me, myself, and I.
Mark Hart
Once we begin to make our churches safety zones in a military-style approach, we’re going to lose something of the character of our places of worship.
Blase J. Cupich
When our minds are purified through karma (selfless action) and made single-pointed through up-asana (worship), we cannot remain satisfied with the small achievements in worldly life.
Worship or prayer is not to be performed with the lips, but with the heart.
Mahatma Gandhi
It behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I would be glad to worship success if I could find her.
Mason Cooley
The cynicism that regards hero worship as comical is always shadowed by a sense of physical inferiority
Yukio Mishima
The worship of youth has diminished – perhaps generally – in recent years.
Vince Cable
Religious freedom certainly means the right to worship God, individually and in community, as our consciences dictate. But religious liberty, by its nature, transcends places of worship and the private sphere of individuals and families.
Pope Francis
The most important thing a pastor does is stand in a pulpit every Sunday and say, ‘Let us worship God.’ If that ceases to be the primary thing I do in terms of my energy, my imagination, and the way I structure my life, then I no longer function as a pastor.
Eugene H. Peterson
The best part of a woman’s love is worship; but it is hard to her to be sent away with her precious spikenard rejected, and her long tresses, too, that were let fall, ready to soothe the wearied feet.
George Eliot
Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.
Herbert Spencer
Too much faith in personality has a tendency to produce weakness and idolatry, but intense love for the Guru makes rapid growth possible.
Swami Vivekananda
It is Satan’s constant effort to misrepresent the character of God, the nature of sin, and the real issues at stake in the great controversy. His sophistry lessens the obligation of the divine law and gives men license to sin.
Ellen G. White
Worship is God’s way of giving us an opportunity to shift our focus from our own concerns, problems, and circumstances to the way things are in heaven.
David Jeremiah
Those who set up a fictitious worship, merely worship and adore their own delirious fancies; indeed, they would never dare so to trifle with God, had they not previously fashioned him after their own childish conceits.
John Calvin
I’m not much given to straight, irony-free hero-worship.
Richard Dawkins
The disease that knowledge brings is arrogance, and the disease that worship brings is showing off
Ibn Taymiyyah
Study nothing except in the knowledge that you already knew it. Worship nothing except in adoration of your true self. And fear nothing except in the certainty that you are your enemy’s begetter and its only hope of healing.
Clive Barker
Although we read with our minds, the seat of artistic delight is between the shoulder blades. That little shiver behind is quite certainly the highest form of emotion that humanity has attained when evolving pure art and pure science. Let us worship the spine and its tingle.
Vladimir Nabokov
As incredible as it sounds, an unhappy man does not realize that happiness is better than unhappiness. Knowing only his own concealed anguish, he worships it, which is the same as self-worship.
Vernon Howard
God is trying to call us back to that for which He created us, to worship Him and to enjoy Him forever
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Hamas does not care about the lives of Palestinians. [They don’t] care about the lives of Israelis or Americans. They don’t care about their own lives. They consider dying for the sake of their ideology a way of worship.
Mosab Hassan Yousef
Congress wants to keep “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Washington politicians are united in their faith. Most worship the same reelection.
Allan Ray
The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.
Edward Gibbon
Atheist Jews double crossers stole our [black people’s] secrets. . . . They give us to worship a dead Jew and not ourselves . . . . Selling fried potatoes and people, the little arty bastards talking arithmetic they sucked from the arab’s head.
Amiri Baraka
The major mark of justified believers is joy, especially joy in God himself. We should be the most positive people in the world. For the new community of Jesus Christ is characterized not by a self-centered triumphalism but by a God-centered worship.
John Stott
The worship of reason is arrogance and betrays a lack of intelligence. The rejection of reason is cowardice and betrays a lack of faith.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
Heathen, n. A benighted creature who has the folly to worship something that he can see and feel.
Ambrose Bierce
the worship of beauty is to me a religion. Nothing bad was ever truly beautiful; nothing good is ever really ugly.
Florence L. Barclay
This external worship of images has, however, been described in all our Shastras as the lowest of all the low forms of worship. But that does not mean that it is a wrong thing to do.
Swami Vivekananda
Worship has a two-fold aspect…we lift Him up and exalt Him, and as a result are drawn into His presence where He speaks to us.
John Wimber
The life of an artist is always reproving what you can do, and I feel like there is still so much more to do. Because I still enjoy it, and I’m not one of those actors who feels like, ‘Oh, I’ve arrived and you should worship at my altar,’ kind of thing.
Lynn Whitfield
My music library is all over the place. I’ve got A$AP Rocky; I’ve got Billy Joel. I’ve got, like, Celine Dion albums that I just worship. There’s all kinds of different stuff.
Brendon Urie
It is something unique to the South, the way people look up to actors and worship them and literally celebrate their film.
Amrita Rao
When we believe that we should be satisfied rather than God glorified in our worship, then we put God below ourselves as though He had been made for us rather than that we had been made for Him.
Stephen Charnock
Being worshipped is a horrible experience.
John Fahey
What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile: In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.
Reginald Heber
The genuiness of our worship cannot be measured in decibels of sound, and although it is vital that we express our love for God vocally, He looks to see the evidence in our lives.
Graham Kendrick
We worship the aesthetic, but we do not have faith in it.
Mason Cooley
There is a difference in just attending the temple and having a rich spiritual experience. The real blessings of the temple come as we enhance our temple experience. To do so, we must feel a spirit of reverence for the temple and a spirit of worship.
L. Lionel Kendrick
People who do not worship are swept into a vast restlessness, epidemic in the world, with no steady direction and no sustaining purpose.
Edmund Clowney
Our freedoms are shared freedoms: they are bound up in each other. The ability to confront oppression in the guise of religion is linked to our ability to worship as we choose: both are acts of expression.
Deeyah Khan
But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.
We’re going to worship in eternity. So what does God want me to do while we’re here on earth? Practice. Practice worshipping.
Rick Warren
The difference must be distinguished between worship and respect. Islam orders you to obey and respect, as long as you are not worshiping anything other than God… Islam is a religion of peace. You don’t attack. You explain.
Hakeem Olajuwon
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshipping.
Hubert Reeves
From the beginning, the Continental Congress had official chaplains, prayers, and days of fasting and Thanksgiving. When sessions opened in 1774, fear was voiced that the religious diversity of the country would make it hard to choose a form of worship.
M. Stanton Evans
I am not likely to obtain the result flowing from the worship of God by laying myself prostrate before Satan.
Mahatma Gandhi
Well, there are many religions, but I suppose they all worship the same God.
Bertrand Russell
Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
The world has not gone one step beyond idolatry yet.
Swami Vivekananda
Our need for worth is so powerful that whatever we base our identity and value on we essentially ‘deify.’ We will look to it with all the passion and intensity of worship and devotion, even if we think ourselves as highly irreligious.
Timothy Keller
The infinite, absolute character of Virtue has passed into a finite, conditional one; it is no longer a worship of the Beautiful and Good; but a calculation of the Profitable.
Thomas Carlyle
It is He who is revealed in every face, sought in every sign, gazed upon by every eye, worshipped in every object of worship, and pursued in the unseen and the visible. Not a single one of His creatures can fail to find Him in its primordial and original nature.
Ibn Arabi
A mind not set on God is given to wandering and lacks the quality of a temple of worship.
Mahatma Gandhi
Freedom of speech…Freedom of worship…Freedom from want…Freedom from fear.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sabbath rest is more than mere abstention from physical work; and, therefore, must include worship and Scripture-reading.
Joseph Hertz
The contemporary hero, the mythical pattern in the imitation of whom we would live, remains as yet undefined. We have no hero; what is more to the point, we suspect hero worship.
Irwin Edman
Don’t come into the presence of God to impress Him with something He gave you!
T. D. Jakes
In worship, God imparts himself to us.
C. S. Lewis
[The founding fathers] believed that freedom of expression included religious views and beliefs, so long as the government did not force people to worship in a particular matter and remain neutral on what those views and beliefs were.
John Cornyn
A false worship will not hurt the civil state if the worshipper breaks no civil law.
Roger Williams
The man who has the sense of the body being himself cannot possibly worship God as formless; whatever worship he makes will be worship in form alone, not otherwise.
Ramana Maharshi
The teaching of Jesus, if properly understood, would do away with organized temple worship altogether.
Wallace D. Wattles
Worship renews the spirit as sleep renews the body.
Richard Clarke Cabot
Of all the human figurines discovered so far from 30,000-3,000BC, 92% are of the female form. This is not to say there was any kind of matriarchy or worship of a mother goddess – far from it – but women are conspicuous by their presence.
Bettany Hughes
Large organizations don’t worship shareholders or customers, they worship the past. If it were otherwise, it wouldn’t take a crisis to set a company on a new path.
Gary Hamel
Literature must be an analysis of experience and a synthesis of the findings into a unity.
Rebecca West
We are often so caught up in our activities that we tend to worship our work, work at our play, and play at our worship.
Charles R. Swindoll
This trivializing rhetoric runs the subtle but unmistakable message: pray if you like, worship if you must, but whatever you do, do not on any account take your religion seriously.
Stephen L. Carter