Christians, do you ever pray prostrated
16 Sep 12
Christianity doesn't instruct to pray prostrated as far as I knowo. Jesus Prostrated and prayed. Mathew 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Prophet Mohammed did and Muslims do it in all our main worship prayers. Bible says Other prophets Prostrated as well, also mentioned in Quran. Bible says Abraham, David, Moses, Jushua, Aaron and many other prophet prostrated and prayed. Also mentions about bowing.
17 Sep 12
Yes, I know Christians does not instruct so but I on occasion pray in this way and wondered if other Christians also did. Jesus we know, at least on one occasion prayed in this way and at least on one occasion upright. Solomon is mentioned praying kneeling up with hands together all the best urban
13 Sep 12
This is a good question. I have been extremely casual about my physical deportment when approaching God in prayer and I question whether this is really a good thing. One can pray in any position, of course, but that does not mean that no significance attaches to the position in which we approach God. In the New Testament, Christians stand to pray and also kneel to pray. Doubtless there are other positions in the New Testament that I have not remembered (and some Old Testament positions may also be applicable), but perhaps other mylotters can point these out.
14 Sep 12
There is no special position given in the Bible - of course we should also show with the position we have that we are respectful. On the Christian meeting I go to, those of us who can, usually stand during the song and prayer, but others maybe have to sit down and I am sure God will listen. I also talk to God while I lie in the bed before going to sleep. The most important thing is that we are sincere and talk from our heart. Here is a true story from Rwanda, when a little girl's prayer saved the whole family. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/302012004#p88
13 Sep 12
It is probably why they tell you to kneel and pray and assume that a you will kneel on the floor in front of your bed. But it is the attitude of your heart and besides God is all around you and if you do lay prostrate if you assume God is above the sky in the Northern hemisphere does that mean that really should you lay face up? And if you do not kneel in front of your bed but on your bed does God not listen to those prayers? I do have a bad knee. Is it that God will not listen to you if you bow your head is what happens when in Church. The thing is that we have to pray from our hearts and not give to the outward form.