Lets play devil’s advocate. If heaven is above, why do we all look down when we pray?
Seriously, we bow to show respect to God. Bowing is also a sign to show that someone or entity is more powerful than us. For example, throughout history people have bowed to kings, emperors and rulers. But does God want respect and allegiance from us? Does God want sacrifices offered to him?
From the Tip of the Writing Brush:
To God, everyone is my child whoever you may be.
Though I have been watching over you with nothing but love. 12-88
For all of you children in the world,
there is only love in the thoughts of God. 17-49
Do we, as parents want our children to worship us? Do we think that we are more important? I think we sometimes want their respect, but we only wish happiness for them. I believe it is the same with God. God only wishes our happiness.
To God, each of you, one and all, is a child of mine.
I am filled with love for you. 8-61
What brings happiness to God? If it is not worshiping God, what is it? From the Tip of the Writing Brush:
If all the world comes to help one another,
God will accept all your minds. 13-38
In summary, by helping each other, we are praising God!