Had the Holy Qur’an been written by the Prophet r or any human, he would have begun with “to you we seek help” instead of mentioning ‘worship’ first because worship requires the seeking of help. But as these are the words of Allah U He presents the act of worship first before the seeking for help. This is so in order to teach us that it is important for a servant to first announce the reason for him seeking help from Allah U, and that is, his complete submission to Allah U. He will then be awarded Allah’s U help.
It is within the etiquettes and good manners that one should first declare his submission then the aid from Allah U will come to him. There are many examples that clarify this act. In the story of the Prophet Ayyub u, his conversation with Allah U was:
﴾أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ﴿
“He cried out to his Lord: Indeed ( an unbearable) ailment has touched me, and You are the most Merciful of the merciful” [Surah Al-Anbiya’: 83].