Worship and Praise for Kids
Thoughts on worship and praise for kids and children from God's Kids Worship®
Matt Redman is a writer of songs for contemporary worship. This is how he summarizes worship: “To worship God is to tell him that we believe him for who he says he is.” (Matt & Beth Redman, “Blessed Be Your Name” pub. Regal Books). It can be a song of ascents that was sung while traveling on the road going to Jerusalem, the song of praise from Mary, the worship song performed by the Israelites after crossing the Red Sea, worship is telling to God, “...that we believe him for who he says he is.”
This is “simple worship.” Worship can be accomplished by everyone. Simple worship can be anywhere, at any time, shouted or under our breath, as we read in Psalm 150:
Praise the Lord! [ed. note: this is a command that is clear]
Praise God in His sanctuary; [ed. note: in “kids' church”]
Praise Him in His mighty expanse. [ed. note: and elsewhere]
Praise Him for His mighty deeds; [ed. note: as taught in scripture and what we see in our lives]
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. [ed. note: as told in scripture]
Psalm 150:1-2 (NASB)
Childrens' Songs of Praise and Worship - “Let everything that has breath…”
Our worship is something that God wants. It can't be beyond our ability, when God wants it from us, for our own good. Even if you are young, or not mature, It isn’t out of reach. Age is not a factor. Ministry workers who are stressed out can also worship. What God desires is the worship of all His children, old or not yet old, strong or not so strong, overwhelmed or willing. So now, “everything that has breath,” can and should praise our Lord. This worship is able to give power to our teaching, and puts God’s image and finger prints on what you do in ministry with the children.
What does simple kids worship look like?
What does simple worship
appear like, in action, practically? Look for the three “any’s”:
Anytime, is when it can happen.
Anywhere, is where It can happen.
Anyone can do it..
To begin, use phrases that are found in the universe of experience of your kids. Use the simple worship phrases, in one or two sentences that are short, to tell to God that you believe God and give Him praise for the characteristics of God. You can sing those phrases, or shout or whisper. The children can still be children and worship God. Kids do not need to act like adults in order to worship God. Kids can use the words they understand.
Psalms 150 says you can worship loudly and it's OK.
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