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Why do we lift our hands in church?

    Lifting your hands in church to the Lord is a natural expression of your love for God. Although we sometimes clap after the performance of a good singer, we would never lift our hands to another human being. Lifting our hands is a display of worship, which is only reserved for God.

    Here are some scriptures:

    Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. Psalms 28:2

    Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. Psalms 63:4

    Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. Psalms 88:9

    My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. Psalms 119:48

    Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. Psalms 134:2

    Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalms 141:2

    I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. Psalms 143:6

    I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 1 Timothy 2:8

    Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees Hebrews 12:12