Worship must not only be deliberate; it must also be defined. Worship has been defined by God as something that must be directed to Him alone; it is not to be reduced to mere ceremony. In creating us, God created us to worship, and no degree of academic progress will ever replace that need.
I believe worship is important because it brings each life into cohesiveness within itself and into harmony with others in community. The famed Archbishop William Temple define worship in these terms:
Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, nourishment of mind by His truth, purifying of imagination by His beauty, opening of the heart to His love, and submission of will to His purpose. All this gathered up in adoration is the greatest of all expressions of which we are capable.
Ravi Zacharias, Can Man Live Without God, p. 151