Top Praise & Worship Songs for Any Mood

spiritual growth Mar 19, 2021
praise and worship songs

Praise and Worship Songs For Any Mood

God loves when we praise him; when we thank him for who he is and all that he has done. And singing praise and worship songs is one of the ways we can give our praise and thanks.

Before we talk about the top praise and worship songs and songs to listen to for any mood, it’s important to understand what worship means and why God wants us to worship him in the first place.

What Does Worship Mean? Why Do We Praise and Worship God?

The Bible talks about worshipping the Lord in several places. These bible verses will help us understand what worship means and the context of how we can worship God.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” – Romans 12:1

“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” – John 4:23

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.” – Psalm 29:2

“And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’” – Luke 4:8

“Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!” – Psalm 132:7

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” – Psalm 100:4

We are called to worship God with our lives and to only worship him, not anyone or anything else in our lives.

To worship God means to show our love and adoration for him. To worship means we show respect and honor for God.

When we worship something, we make it the number one priority and focus in our life. We put it high above everything else.

As followers of Christ, we are called to worship only God in our lives and express our love for God through acts of worship.

How To Praise and Worship God?

Choosing to obey God’s commands in the Bible is an act of worship. Choosing to surrender your body, the desires of the flesh, and choosing to stay pure is an act of worship. Laying down your life as a servant to serve God and others around you is an act of worship.

We can show our love and devotion to God in many ways, including singing praise and worship songs.

God calls us to worship him, to honor him with praise and thanks for what he has done for us. There are different ways to worship God; but the purpose of worship is to show God our love and respect for who God is and for what he has done for us.

Praise and Worship Songs Are Just One Way We Worship God

The Bible also talks about how we are called to worship and sing our praises to God. This is why most churches spend time at the beginning of the service in praise and worship.

“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” – Hebrews 13:35

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.” – Isaiah 12:5

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land…” – Psalm 95:1-6

Praise and Worship Welcomes God’s Presence

When we spend time in praise and worship, a beautiful thing happens. When God hears our praises, we are telling him that we want to be with him. That we love him. That we put our hope and faith in him. And when we worship, it welcomes God’s presence into the atmosphere.

I feel God’s presence the most when I’m singing to him in praise and worship. Standing in my living room, with my eyes closed, arms raised to the heavens – that’s when I feel God’s presence and love the most.

When I feel God’s presence through worship, I feel his love. His peace. Hope. I feel the fire of the Holy Spirit inside of me. Sometimes I hear God’s voice, speaking to me.

Wondering How to Feel God’s Presence? How do you worship at home?

I highly recommend spending time in praise and worship every day as part of your relationship with God. Spending time in praise and worship was a gamechanger for me.

On those days that I have limited time with God in the mornings, spending time in praise and worship is now a priority because it sets my heart up right for the entire day.

I usually pick a few songs and add them to play automatically on my Spotify playlist. I started off by listening to some of Spotify's Christian playlists (see more on these below) and then created my custom worship playlists.

Tips to feel God’s presence

If you are new to spending time at worship at home, try a few things and see what works well for you. This is how I spend my time in praise and worship and how I feel God’s presence the most.

These tips will also help you worship at church if it still feels awkward for you.

Stand up - Standing up while singing and praying makes such a difference for me. I feel more alive; and it helps me stay awake if my coffee hasn’t kicked in yet. So get off that couch and try standing up!

Sing out loud – I didn’t sing out loud for the longest time. Even when I was all alone at home, I refused to sing out loud. I used to feel so awkward and self-conscious singing out loud at church.

But now, I love it. And I love singing out loud in my living room every morning. Singing out loud to the worship lyrics is powerful. Even if you don’t know all the words, just keep singing. Make your own melody.

Lift your arms to the heavens – Lift. Those. Hands! I used to feel so awkward raising my hands at church. Growing up, I went to a Catholic Church where nobody lifted their hands in worship. And I thought people who lifted their hands were crazy when I first started going to a new church.

But lifting our hands, whether it’s straight up to the sky, or with our palms raised to the heavens, is a sign of surrender. It’s a symbol of worship as you surrender your life, your fears, your worries, and your desires to God. It also puts us in a position to receive God himself and his presence.

God wants all of you, not just a part of you. If you don’t know what to do with those hands, close your eyes and lift them to the sky. Nobody is watching, I promise.

Close your eyes – Closing my eyes helps me focus on God. It also helps limit distractions around me.

Now, if you worship in your car, closing your eyes may not be an option for you. But don’t let that stop you.

But if you are in worship at home or at church, close your eyes and soak it up. Picture Jesus standing in front of you. Surrender yourself to this moment.

Don’t hold back – Don’t worry about looking or sounding awkward. Don’t worry about how you sound if you don’t have the best singing voice.

Worship is between you and God, nobody else. Don’t hold back because you are worried about what others will think.

The more you praise God in worship, the more he will see your passion and heart for him. And the more you’ll feel his passion and presence in return.

Top Praise and Worship Songs

If you want to feel God’s presence more or are looking for some new praise and worship songs, below are my top praise and worship songs for different moods.

Whether you want to give thanks to God, draw close to him, or learn how to trust him more in your current season – these praise and worship songs will give you hope as you cry out to God.

Worship Songs to Give God Thanks & Praise

These are some of my all-time favorite praise and worship songs.

When you want to give God thanks and sing praises at the top of your lungs, play one of these classics.

Starting off your worship time with God helps posture your heart for praise and gratitude.

  • We Praise You by Bethel Music
  • Egypt by Bethel Music
  • Yes I Will by Vertical Worship
  • Awake My Soul by Hillsong Worship
  • See The Light by Hillsong Worship
  • Waymaker by Michael W. Smith
  • Raise a Hallelujah by Bethel Music
  • Highlands by Hillsong UNITED
  • Flood the Earth by Jesus Culture
  • Lord, You Are Good by Travis Cottrell
  • Won’t Stop Now by Elevation Worship
  • You Are Good by C3 Live
  • Goodness of God by Bethel Music
  • Here I Am to Worship by Hillsong Worship
  • What A Beautiful Name by Hillsong Worship

Upbeat Worship Songs

These are my top picks for upbeat worship songs. I used to play these songs at church before service started to set the high-energy vibes.

Whether you want to liven up a party or if you’re in the mood to dance, these faster-paced worship songs will give you the boost you need.

They also make great songs to workout too or to listen to on a run!

  • I’ve Got a River by Kingdom Culture Worship
  • See The Light by Hillsong Worship
  • Echo (feat. Tauren Wells) by Elevation Worship
  • Yours by C3LA Music
  • Chain Reaction by River Valley Worship
  • Joy by Highlands Worship
  • Home by C3LA Music
  • God Is on the Move by 7eventh Time Down
  • Freedom by Jesus Culture
  • Joy by Jonny Diaz
  • Be Okay by ZOE Worship
  • Blessing I Can’t See by Building 429
  • Overcome by City Light Worship
  • Awesome Wonder by CalledOut Music
  • Just Jesus by Hillsong Young & Free

Worship Songs for Victory During Trials

If you are going through a tough season or fighting a battle, these songs are for you. These worship songs will increase your faith as you trust God to bring victory.

  • Champion by Dante Bowe
  • Battle Belongs by Phil Wickham
  • My Weapon by Natalie Grant
  • Overcome by Elevation Worship
  • Diamonds by Hawk Nelson
  • See A Victory by Elevation Worship
  • Victory Is Yours by Bethel Music
  • Surrounded (Fight My Battles) by Michael W. Smith
  • Same Power by Jeremy Camp
  • Another In The Fire by Hillsong UNITED
  • Fight On, Fighter by for KING & COUNTRY
  • Tremble by Mosaic MSC
  • Fighting for Us by Anthony Evans
  • This is A Move by Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • God Of Miracles by Chris McClarney

Worship Songs About God’s Love

When you need a reminder of how powerful God’s love is for you, play one of these songs as the love of God washes over you.

You are loved, you are treasured, you are cherished; but experience it for yourself as you sing these songs to God.

  • The Blessing by Kari Jobe
  • Reckless Love by Cory Asbury
  • As You Find Me by Hillsong UNITED
  • Your Love Awakens Me by Phil Wickham
  • Whole Heart by Hillsong UNITED

Worship Songs About Grace

It doesn’t matter what we’ve done, God’s grace is always available to us. These songs have helped me turn back to God when I needed to ask for forgiveness. These songs remind me that I am already forgiven and made new in Jesus.

  • Clean by Hillsong UNITED
  • Good Grace by Hillsong UNITED
  • Run To The Father by Cody Carnes
  • As You Find Me by Hillsong UNITED
  • Providence by Citipointe Worship

Worship Songs about Trusting God in the Waiting & Songs for Faith

I sang these songs on repeat as I prayed and trusted God for my future husband. Sometimes I would worship and sing these songs with tears falling down my face. But as I sang, I would feel God’s love and hope rising up in me. Even if I didn’t feel like I had hope, singing the words reminded me that God is faithful and that he does hear our prayers.

No matter what you’ve been waiting for, play one of these songs to have more faith in God.

  • Yes I Will by Vertical Worship
  • Promises by Maverick City Music
  • Faithful Now by Vertical Worship
  • Do It Again by Elevation Worship
  • I Will Wait by David Leonard
  • Waymaker by Michael W. Smith
  • I Will Fear No More by The Afters
  • While I Wait by Lincoln Brewster
  • O’Lord by Lauren Daigle
  • Trust In You by Lauren Daigle

Encouraging & Uplifting Worship Songs

When you are in the mood for positive, uplifting worship, these are the songs for you. These songs always give me a confidence boost as I remember who God is and who I am as his daughter.

Whether you are walking on the beach or driving to work, these songs will bring more joy to your Spirit.

  • The Very Best by Francesca Battistelli
  • Heaven Invade by Kari Jobe
  • Revival’s In The Air by Bethel Music
  • Smile by Sidewalk Prophets
  • This Could Change Everything by Francesca Battistelli
  • Faith and Wonder by Meredith Andrews
  • Reason by Unspoken
  • Oceans by Hillsong UNITED
  • Lighthouse by Brandon Heath
  • Soar by Meredith Andrews
  • Thrive by Casting Crowns
  • Speak Life by TobyMac
  • O.L.Y. by Alle Farben
  • Stronger by Mandisa
  • Press On by Mandisa

Worship Songs About Peace or Rest

These songs are perfect when you are looking for slower, more chill songs to feel more at peace and to rest. I used to play these songs while relaxing and eventually falling asleep on the beach after a long week.

Let God’s peace wash over you as you relax and listen to these melodies.

  • Still by Amanda Lindsey Cook
  • Rain by Hillsong UNITED
  • Peace Be Still by The Belonging Co.
  • Refresh Me by Leeland
  • Fall Afresh by The Belonging Co.
  • With You by Elevation Worship
  • New Wine by Hillsong Worship

Worship Songs to Draw Close to God

These songs helped me draw close to God those days when I needed more of him. Play these songs when you want to feel more of God’s presence around you.

  • Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher
  • Great Are You Lord by one sonic society
  • Abide by Kingdom Culture Worship
  • No One But You by Hillsong Worship
  • Alabaster Heart by Bethel Music
  • You’re the Only One by Chris Renzema
  • For the One by Brian Johnson
  • Touch of Heaven by Hillsong UNITED
  • King of My Heart by Bethel Music
  • First by Lauren Daigle
  • Fall Afresh by The Belonging Co
  • Spirit of the Living God by Vertical Worship
  • Holy Spirit by Kari Jobe

Worship Songs About Your Identity in Christ

Whenever I need a reminder of who I am in Christ, I would sing these songs.

Don’t let anyone else or the Devil try and tell you who you are. You are a child of God; listen to these songs when you need more confidence about you are in Christ.

  • Canvas And Clay by Pat Barrett
  • Believer by Rhett Walker
  • You Say by Lauren Daigle
  • Different by Micah Tyler
  • Who You Say I Am by Hillsong WORSHIP
  • Changed by Sanctus Real

Spotify Praise and Worship Playlists

I am a huge fan of using Spotify and create my custom playlists based on my favorites. If you are new to worship music or want a playlist to recommend some new songs, I recommend listening to the following Spotify playlists.

  • Top Christian
  • WorshipNow
  • New Music Friday Christian
  • Rhythm & Praise
  • Christian Mix

Top Praise and Worship Songs

There you have it. My top praise and worship songs for any mood. Which song will you sing to God today?

Do you want to strengthen your relationship with God?

Worship is just one way you can grow closer to God. If you want to learn how you can strengthen your relationship with God and grow spiritually in other areas, download my free Spiritual Goals Worksheet to identify how you can grow closer to God in ten different areas.

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