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Prostrating oneself before God?

Discussion in 'Discipleship: Following Jesus' started by Southernscotty, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    Just curious if anyone else seeks to humble themselves by getting on their knees or lying on the floor to worship?
    I do not mean at the altar of your church, I mean at home in your personal prayer life.
     
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  2. A_Fish_Called_Luca

    A_Fish_Called_Luca Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I do, though I would not think it is necessary. Perhaps it is a sign of respect?
     
  3. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    Yes I think of it as reverence to an all powerful and yet loving Father.
    I don't think we have to do this, However I feel compelled too do this sometimes so I do. It just feels right in many occasions. :]
     
  4. mukk_in

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    I do, sometimes. Its just hard for me to stay on my knees for long. Peace in Christ :).
     
  5. Emli

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    I usually don't, because I talk to God all day long, but I pray on my knees when I feel led to do it. It helps me put all of my focus on God and not be distracted, and I feel His presence a lot more when on my knees. I do it whenever I need to humble myself, because I'm being prideful or have been lazy, or when I want to pray for someone else, especially if it is a big request.

    I have been on the floor many times, but not bowing like :bow:, but laying on my back crying and mourning over my sins. I've simply gotten to the point of desperation, when I really needed to just give up all of myself and just exist before God. :):swoon:
     
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  6. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    I understand my Brother, I have arthritis and fibromyalgia. It is my thorn and some days are rough. :]
     
  7. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    Amen Sister. I am the same and it really seems to bring me into focus as well. Praise God.
     
  8. Hermit76

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    For Orthodox Christians prostrations are a regular part of our public and private prayers.
     
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    ~Anastasia~ † Servant of God † Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Welcome to CF. :)

    As Hermit mentioned, prostrations are a standard part of Orthodox worship and have a long history in Christianity.

    But yes, it is something I did on occasion even as a Protestant. It can be very humbling, and helps one to remember the majesty of God.
     
  10. faroukfarouk

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    It's the bowing of the heart Godward that really counts.
     
  11. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    So do you ever kneel in church? (I'm not strong on the consecrated ground idea; the point is inward and spiritual sanctification.)
     
  12. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    Oh Yes, it is reverence to God and I believe in humbling myself when I am seeking Him. So I guess you can say that I do it when I feel led too.
    But like you say it is purely a inward spiritual aspect, not so much about the physical. I don't feel that it HAS to be done, but I like too on occasion. Hope this makes sense? lol
    I was just curious if anyone worshipped this way. :]
     
  13. A_Fish_Called_Luca

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    Uhh I don't go to church. I used to go but I don't anymore. But I am going to force myself to go soon. When I pray at home rarely do I kneel.
     
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  14. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    Acts 2.41-42 is a great guide to local church activities; whether one actually kneels or not isn't a really significant part, according to my 2c.
     
  15. ~Cassia~

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    Does praying while laying in bed count? That's about the closest as I get to prostrating myself at home. The altar I often pray at the foot of during end of sermon music because it's where I feel most in touch with God.
     
  16. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    If that is where you are comfortable and feel in touch then yes :]
     
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