Description of Praise
Psalm 150, “Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.”
What About Those Hands?
Is raising hands while worshiping a biblical principle?
Psalm 134:2, “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.”
Psalm 63:4-7, “I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. 6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. 7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”
Whether you raise your hands during worship is totally up to you. If you feel led of the spirit to raise your hands and you are doing so to praise your God and magnify Him, then do so. If you choose to glorify God and magnify Him by not raising your hands, then do so. It is not the physical manifestation of worship that is most important in worshiping, but the WHO we are worshiping is critical.