“The Posture of Prayer!” Sunday, 21 August 2022 10:00 a.m.
Last Sunday we started a new series that I have called: “The Potential of Prayer.” There is so much untapped power and potential that we have failed to think about that is at our disposal through the means of prayer. So, in the coming weeks, I will attempt to explore some important issues like the posture of prayer, the power of prayer and the power of praying Scripture.
Communication is vital in any relationship, and prayer is a vital part of our communication with God whereby we speak to Him and He speaks to us. Is our posture in prayer important? And what does our posture say?
If you entered some churches as they enter the sanctuary, they would kneel towards the altar; kneel in reverence and maybe cross themselves. In many churches the pastor would say: would you stand for the reading of the word, in honour and respect of the word of God.
Maybe you're saying: well that's just superficial stuff; it's your heart that's important…and that's very true. But your posture in prayer is a reflection of your heart.
Solomon is the best example of different positions or postures of worship and prayer. In dedicating the temple, the Bible refers to at least 3 different postures of prayer.
2 Chronicles 6:12Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands….; and he stood on it, knelt down on his knees before all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven); 14 and he said: “Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven or on earth like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts.”
To stand in the presence of the Lord is to have confidence in your relationship with Him; to kneel down is a display of reverence and humility; to spread out your hands is a display of openness and surrender.
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