"Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the Lord, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord."
(Judges 20:26 KJV)
Many people ask to know the best position for prayer. You will start in hopefully a comfortable position. But as you get emotionally and earnestly involved in talking to Our Awesome God, your position usually changes. This will happen even if you are praying feebly or not focused on your prayer. So usually there is some movement while praying. Movements and positions will often change during prayer because you are telling Him something you want Him to know.
The Holy Bible mentions people in different positions while praying. "He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt and prayed." (Luke 22:41 KJV) This is the Lord Jesus in a kneeling position before God as He prayed. He later in the Garden of Gethsemane prostrated Himself when He prayed.
"And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them." (Numbers 20:6 KJV) This, of course, is Moses and Aaron approaching God to talk to Him. They fell on their faces.
Almost 600 years later: "And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord." (2 Chronicles 20:18 KJV) Jehoshaphat bowed with his face to the ground.
When you earnestly and fervently pray to Our Awesome God or Jesus, your body as a part of you will involve itself in the prayer. Your body will join you in a natural position for your state of mind whether it is standing, kneeling, prostrating yourself, facing the temple or sitting. All are acceptable if your prayers are fervent and earnest. The important thing is to pray and tell Our Awesome God what is on your heart.If we spend time with God every day; praying, reading His holy Bible and thinking about what Our Awesome God would do with the problems we have, we will get to know Him better. Practice your praying until you become spiritual athletes in action. In the mean time, come and Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. Our programs include Bible Study groups and there is AWANA for children on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Wednesday at 7:00 PM is Prayer Requests and Bible Study time. Let's see what we can do and learn together!
Flo & Bill