Crying during worship is a reflection of your understanding of who God is and the things He has done for you in Christ. In this article, we’ll talk expressly about why people cry when they pray. Keep reading to learn more.
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Why do I cry when I worship God?
Having an understanding of what God has done for you; the healing that he has made available for you in Christ, the joy, peace, wholeness, and redemption from sin, death, and destruction that He has saved you from in Christ are more than enough reasons to make you cry during prayer or worship.
Crying during worship most times isn’t from a sense of guilt or feeling bad because of the wrong that you’ve done. Although, knowing that God has forgiven you of the sins you committed not long ago can stir up emotions in you which can make you cry.
More often than not, it can be an acknowledgement of God’s faithfulness and unchangingness.
Is it okay to cry while praying?
Yes, it is. When you reflect deeply on your revolt against God and realize that, instead of God treating you the way you deserve; which is to punish or forsake you, He treated you with even more love than you deserve (Psalm 103: 10-12).
This can stir up emotions within you and make you cry because of the undeserving love and mercy God has shown you. And this can lead you to repentance (having a change of heart) and help you walk uprightly.
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2 Corinthians 7:10-11 says,  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought In you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things, ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
At times, for the unbelievers, this conviction can make you cry, nevertheless, it is not a replacement for true repentance from sinning; which is by believing in your heart that Jesus died for your sins and confessing with your mouth that He is Lord (Romans 10: 9-10).
Bible verses about crying out to God
Here are Bible verses that talked about crying to God.
- Romans 8: 15
- 2 Corinthians 7: 10-11
- Psalms 16: 11
- Galatians 4:6
- John 11:35
You must understand that crying during worship or prayer is normal, and so is not crying at all. And crying doesn’t signify weakness or insincerity, but it’s a display of godly sorrow, dependency, joy, surrender, and a feeling of God’s love. Do not hide your tears, but be free to express your emotions in God’s presence.