What Is Expressive Praise?

Expressive praise Charismatic worship is often characterized by the raising of hands, clapping, song, and spontaneous praise. It’s very scriptural—the psalms are very exuberant. The commandment is to love the Lord your God with your whole heart, your whole soul and your whole strength.

This need to praise expressively also corresponds to a divine requirement. God seeks worshippers in Spirit and in Truth, and consequently living prayer that rises from the depths of the soul. He also wants the external expression that associates the body with interior prayer, for it renders him that perfect homage which is his due. [CCC #2703]