A few weeks ago  I wrote a post called, Why I lift my hands.  This is part 2 of that post.  In part 1 of Why I lift my hands, I gave 5 reasons why I lift my hands in worship.

Here are a few scriptural reasons why we should lift our hands:

We lift our hands as a symbol of help…
Psalm 28:2  Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

We lift our hands simply in the name of our God…
Psalm 63:4  I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

We lift our hands symbolizing sacrifice…
Psalm 141:2  May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.

We lift our hands in praise…
Psalm 134:2  Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD.

We lift our hands in response and agreement…
Nehemiah 8:6  Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

We lift up our hands as we pray…
1Tim 2:8  Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

Lifting your hands in worship is an act of obedience. It may not feel natural at first.  But the more you do it, the more it becomes a part of your expression.  And when we all do it together we can create an atmosphere of worship that honors God and releases a spirit of liberty.