“Worship is intended to anticipate the better life ahead and then to reflect these new spiritual significances back onto the life which now is. Prayer is spiritually sustaining, but worship is divinely creative.[UB, 143:7.5]
Thought Adjuster: “Jesus established lasting foundations for the kingdom of heaven on Earth. He understood that it could only emerge through the visionary powers of open hearts—the human heart plugging itself into the First Source and Center to be infused with and quickened by the sublimely motivational love flow.
The acts of prayer and worship have been erroneously considered synonyms even though Jesus unequivocally distinguished them during the evening conference, he held on Mount Gerizim. “Prayer is self-reminding—sublime thinking; worship is self-forgetting—superthinking. Worship is effortless attention, true and ideal soul rest, a form of restful spiritual exertion.” [UB, 143:7.7]
As you can infer from his statement, the dividends of a worshipful attitude immensely add to those yielded by sincere prayers. Both originate at your emotional core. Prayers intercede for your or others’ welfare—asking that basic needs be met. “Worship is the technique of looking to the One for the inspiration of service to the many. Worship is the yardstick which measures the extent of the soul’s detachment from the material universe and its” simultaneous and secure attachment to the spiritual realities of all creation.” [UB 143:7.6]
Jesus KNEW this by personal experience. His life was one of prayer, worship, and higher service. It is how, as a full-fledged human being, he graduated to the very divinity to which all awakened souls aspire. He was not boasting when he affirmed to be the way. What are you waiting for to follow his resolute footsteps?”