Category Archives: Kneeling and Prayer

Six Prayer Positions: #6 Lying down

Lying down.  Lying is the position of rest and of peace.  This position of prayer is symbolic of our rest and security in the Lord.  In Psalms 4:8 David wrote, “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for … Continue reading

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Six Prayer Positions — # 5 bowing and falling on the face

Bowing and falling on the face.  From kneeling, to bowing, and then to falling on the face seems to be a three phase response and progression of our penitence and worship.  The act of kneeling may be a premeditated and … Continue reading

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Six Prayer Positions — #4 Kneeling

In my study on kneeling in prayer I have discovered that kneeling signifies at least three things: 1. It is recognition that God is greater than I am; that He is my creator and my Lord.  It is seeing my … Continue reading

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6 Prayer Positions — #3 Standing

Standing.  In my research several authors have stated that in the Old and New Testament time period standing was the most common position of prayer.  I think this was true especially among the Jews, because when they prayed they most … Continue reading

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6 Prayer Positions — #2 Walking

Walking.  Walking symbolizes doing, going or living.  If sitting symbolizes resting in the Lord, then walking is symbolic of a practical outworking of that position in Christ.  In our prayers, we are not only to just pray and wait on … Continue reading

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Six Prayer Positions — #1 Sitting

 C. S. Lewis in his Screwtape Letters suggests that our bodily posture makes a big difference in our prayers, that we are animal creatures and whatever our body does, affects our souls.             According to Markus Bockmuehl: The argument here, … Continue reading

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