Friday, February 12, 2010


"One thing we can think about in the discipline of prayer is our body language when praying.  It can be helpful to experiment with different postures since our outer body language often reflects our inner attitude, even in prayer.

"For example, try praying with your hands held palms up.  This simple gesture can help us open our spirits to what God may want to give us.  Or when you are praying about a troubling situation, turn your hands over, palms down, symbolizing giving the concern over to God.  When struggling with difficulties, throw yourself down on the floor as a symbol of your willingness to let God's will be done in your life.  Try standing when you are praising God or when you are confessing your faith in him.

"These are just some of the postures you could experiment with to infuse new life into your prayers."
--Valerie Hess, "Spiritual Disciplines Devotional"

Do you pray with your eyes open?  or closed?
Hands folded?  together?  in the air?  in your lap?
Do you kneel?  stand?  sit?  lay down?

There are so many ways to pray...  Don't let the "proper posture" get in the way!  Do what feels right to you!

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