What if a worship-focused hike is just what you need to reconnect with Jesus?
Did you know there are actually a number of health benefits that come from worshiping God? Yep, positive emotional and physical changes have been observed in people who regularly pray, sing, and meditate. These activities can calm your nervous system.
. . . It’s almost like God knew!
Psalm 71:8 says, “My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.”
If the endless winter months cooped up with Netflix as your only companion are giving you cabin fever, it’s time to take a little pick-me-up winter hike . . . and we have just the music selection to keep you company.
The Real Meaning of Worship
We spend a lot of time in church learning about music as an outlet for our worship . . . and it is! But there are so many other ways we can worship God, too. Things like writing poetry, serving God with a pure heart, giving to the poor, and even encouraging a friend are all means of worship.
Worship is essentially anything that proclaims God as our Creator and King. Any way that we choose to dedicate our lives to Him is a form of worship. While you listen to these Christian worship songs, we hope you’ll be encouraged to embrace the true meaning of worship in every aspect of your life.
Our Favorite Christian Songs to Listen to On Your Next Hike
Here we go! Our official round-up of favorite Christian songs for you to take on your next hike.
“The Longing” by All Sons and Daughters
“Getaway” by TAYA
“When You Walk Into the Room” by Bryan and Katie Torwalt
“Canyon” by Ellie Holcomb
“Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” by Audrey Assad and Fenando Ortega
“Real Thing” by Maverick City Music
“Christ Be Magnified” by Cody Carnes
“Give Thanks” by Steffany Gretzinger and Melissa Helser
“Rock of Ages” by Chris Rice
“Be With Me” by Bryan and Katie Torwalt
“First Love” by Hillsong Young and Free
“Have Your Eyes Wide Open” by Christa Wells and Ellie Holcomb
“Spirit Move” by Bethel Music
“Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin
“I Will Follow You” by Kristene DiMarco
“Closer to Your Heart” by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes
“In Christ Alone” by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Allison Krauss
“King of My Heart” by Bethel Music and Amanda Cook
“So Will I (100 Billion X)” Hillsong Worship, Taya
“The Blessing (Morning and Evening)” by Elevation Worship
How to Build Your Own Personalized Hiking Playlist
Maybe you’re scrolling through our song selection and thinking, “That’s not my vibe.” That’s totally okay—we all have different tastes in Christian music.
Our priority is to ensure that you get some one-on-one time with God during your next outdoor hike. So if you need to, start creating your own Christian music playlist. You can start with a theme like God’s love, scripture-centered songs, hymns, or Christian songs inspired by nature. Then, let us know what you create, so we can worship with you!
The Best Christian Clothing to Wear on a Hike
You’ve got your playlist ready and your hiking shoes picked out . . . but what should you wear on your outdoor adventure with God? Whether you’re hiking in a famous National Park or in your backyard, it’s always important to be prepared with durable, functional outfits—and of course we have you covered. Our favorite Christian clothing accessories will keep you warm and comfortable—so you can keep your mind on God.
As Christians, we’re called to worship God in every season of life. Embrace your calling with the “When It’s Good, When It’s Bad Pray” Christian t-shirt. Remember, prayer is a form of worship, too! Wearing Christian clothing while you hike is a great way to be intentionally present with God and share your faith with others out in the wild, too.
Don’t let anything come between you and worship. Our Christian sweatpants are 100% cotton, so you’ll be cozy and warm no matter what time of year it is. Our favorite way to worship is by dedicating the small moments to God. Pack your Bible and your favorite protein bar and take a sunrise hike—just you and God. You’ll be surprised how loud the still, small voice is when you listen.
Christian Hoodie and Sweatpants Set
There’s no reason you can’t be ultra-comfortable while you praise God. If you’re like us, you want your time with God to feel like rest—not a workout. Rain or shine, the 100% cotton “Love Set” Christian hoodie and sweatpants set will wrap you in warmth in any weather. Listen to your favorite worship playlist, Christian podcast, or devotional audiobook. And don’t worry, these sweatpants come with pockets for snacks.
Time with God Is Always Well Spent
Whether you have five minutes to spend with Jesus or an hour, time with Him is always well spent. If you’re not in the habit of taking worship walks, it may feel overwhelming to drop everything and head outdoors. If that’s the case, remind yourself that Jesus will always be there to meet you.
And if it’s been a while since you and Jesus really spent time together, remember our God is a loving Father, and He’s always excited to meet with you—whether you feel worthy or not.
So lace up your hiking shoes, pack a few snacks, put in your earbuds, and be ready to hear from God today.