Do I Kneel or What?

Did you ever wonder what’s the best position for prayer? You’ve probably heard the saying, the most fervent prayer is the one prayed by someone hanging upside down in a well. As we can be thankful that experience is unlikely, how should we pray. This came to mind because C.S. Lewis thought kneeling was the best, even though with his osteoporosis, he couldn’t in later life. I can relate. When I kneel, the pain in my knees distracts me, cutting prayer time short. Though I agree with Lewis that kneeling can instantly put me in a prayerful attitude, my main issue is not the position I’m in, it’s ridding myself of distractions. That’s why, though I talk to God throughout the day, setting aside a special time for focused prayer is especially important, no matter the position.

4 thoughts on “Do I Kneel or What?

  1. Finding the time without distraction is a hard one for me. I find myself praying at all times during the day. How wonderful it is that distraction or not, day or night he is always listening.

    On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 1:56 PM Briefly Speaking wrote:

    > Sheila Graham posted: ” Did you ever wonder what’s the best position for > prayer? You’ve probably heard the saying, the most fervent prayer is the > one prayed by someone hanging upside down in a well. As we can be thankful > that experience is unlikely, how should we pray. This cam” >

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  2. Sheila, thank you! I also have osteoarthritis, and even with two “new” knees, getting to and up from a kneeling position has long been next to impossible. I have a specific chair in my house – call it my count my blessings chair – and if I need a conversation prayer – when I really an answer, deeper understanding – that is my place to sit and talk to my Father! What a blessing to know that He is always aware of each of His precious children!

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