Positions In Prayer

“Men ought always to pray” is the admonishment of Luke 18:1 (NKJV). So where and how should we pray? Does our physical position make a difference? The Scriptures give the believer a variety of positions in which to seek the Lord.

Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord God?”  2 Samuel 7:18

Daniel…knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. Daniel 6:10

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” Luke 18:13

Bowing Our Heads
Then the servant bowed his head and prayed, “I thank you, LORD God…” Genesis 24:26 CEV

Looking Up
Jesus spoke these words. lifted up His Eyes to heaven, and said: Father…John 17:1

Laying Prostate
He (Jesus) went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed Matthew 26:39

Lifted Hands
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands … 1 Timothy 2:8

Silent Prayer
Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. 1 Samuel 1:13

Crying Out
Jesus…begged God with loud crying and tears… Hebrews 5:7 CEV

Lifted Voices.
I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. Psalm 77:1 CSB

Secret Prayer
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6

Careful introspection reveals that it isn’t the position that matters, but the individual’s heart.

God is ready to listen to your heart anywhere, anytime, and any position you are in. The Heavenly Father is always available for your praises and petitions, so don’t let your posture be a hindrance. Pray!

Scriptures are from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.

Author: Frank

The Christian life is an adventure. It’s also a journey. Frank’s pilgrimage has been a lifelong endeavor in helping others in their spiritual walk. His foundation of biblical communication (teaching, preaching and writing) has taken his passion to another step, blogging. It is intended that these blogs will enrich your life and it is hoped that you will pass them on to encourage others.

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