1 Timothy 2:8 KJV, "I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." There's something about lifting up our hands to God in prayer...it is a spiritual sacrifice, it is a form of worship that is acceptable to God. According to the scripture above, God wants us to practice lifting up our hands in prayer not just in church on Sundays, but everywhere! Some people even find it difficult to lift up there hands in church on Sundays. I have learned that being a true Christian is a conscious effort, you don't have to feel good about it, just do it because the Word of God says so. If you consider your feelings, you will not pray, you will not go go church, you will not give, you will not read your Bible etc. But God told us not to live by our feelings. Psalms 63:4 KJV, "Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name."
The Bible is for us, not for God, but for us. Everything written in the Bible is given for our own benefits. Lifting up our hands to God always is a sign of our total surrender to God, it is a sign of victory. The Bible states that Israel and Amalek were at war, God through Moses the Isreali leader did something to help Israel win...Exodus 17:11 KJV,"And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed." Because of this, Moses' hand had to be supported to stay up until Israel won that war. My question; what does Moses raising his hand have to do with his people winning the war? If you can't figure it out, then you don't need to figure out why God wants us to be lifting up our hands everywhere in prayer to Him. It means it's for our benefit..it moves God to move on our behalf, it activates His anointing to work on our behalf. Try it today, make it a habit, always lift up your hands in worship, thanking God for what He has done in your life. Let's cultivate this act of worship and watch our lives move from glory to glory in Jesus name..Amen!