Over the years, I have found that worship , more than almost any other spiritual discipline, opens me up to God working and speaking into my life.  As Dallas Willard has said:

To worship is to see God as worthy, to ascribe great worth to Him.1

I love to see people come on retreat with an instrument or song book to worship.  However not all of us are singers or great worship leaders.   But we don’t have to sing to worship.  Use the following verses (or others) to worship God throughout your retreat:

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”2

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”3

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”4

Alternatively, play some worship music that draws you into His presence.  The Center for Renewal has a CD player with an MP3 jack on it for playing music from your phone or MP3 player (or iPod).


1The Spirit of the Disciplines Dallas Willard Pg 177

2Revelation 4:11

3Revelation 5:11

4Isaiah 6:3