Pray Posture

Do you pray on your knees by the sofa; flat on your face on the carpet or sit calmly in your easy chair? Some people keep their arms rigidly crossed, or tight to their sides while still others raise their hands as the Spirit leads them.

Surprisingly, none of these stances are incorrect.   However, bodily prayer posture often says more than we know.

  1. Ritual Prayer- Everyone in the congregation takes the same stance. 
  2. Hands Raised – Shows our praise and worship commitment.
  3. Kneeling prayer- demonstrates our humility towards God.
  4. Sitting with hands facing up, surrendering all to God and receive from him
  5. In desperate need, upside down in a puddle and needing God help, ASAP
  6. God is everywhere, so everywhere and every time we pray, we face God.

Administrators went as a group to the king and said: “We have all agreed that the king should enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god in the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den.  So, King Darius put the decree in writing.

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. (See Daniel 6, NIV)

Daniel did what he always did. He prayed, in the face of opposition. Fear not friends. When you pray, in whatever position you pray, wherever you pray, God is listening.

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