Proper Way to Pray Chaplain
1 Kings 8:54
so it was, when Solomon had finished praying all this prayer and supplication
to the Lord, that he arose from before the altar of the
Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands
spread up to heaven
we get many calls each week here at Rig Ministries. One of the questions we get is, what does the
Bible say about the proper way to pray. The Bible is very clear about this and
in Mark 11: 25 you find praying standing, in 1st Chronicles 17:16
you find praying sitting, Exodus 34: 8 you find praying by bowing. Psalms 6 verse 6 you find praying while
reclining now that’s a great way to pray. In psalms 28 verse 2 we find praying
with lifted hands, and in Matthew chapter 26 verse 39 we find praying on one’s
face. Now that’s a great way to
pray. I remember several times going to
the Church and no one else there and laying on the altar on my face and
praying. What a great way to pray and
connect with God. In 1st Kings
18 verse 42 we find praying with our face between our knees, sometimes we just
need to bow our face in our knees and cry to God for His help. In 1st
Kings 8 verse 54 we find praying from
one’s knees, and I have gotten many testimonies from drivers stopping there
trucks and getting on their knees in there sleeper or out on the shoulder
beside their trucks on their knees crying out to God and giving their lives to Christ
from on their knees, we have heard from many drivers doing just that!
Here is a little poem I found and I just love
and I hope you will too!
“The proper way for a man to pray,” Said Deacon
“And the only proper attitude Is down upon his knees.”
“No, I should say the way to pray,” Said Reverend Doctor Wise,
“Is standing straight with outstretched arms And rapt and upturned eyes.”
“Oh, no, no, no,” said Elder Snow, “Such posture is too proud.
A man should pray with eyes fast-closed And head contritely bowed.”
“It seems to me his hand should be clasped in front
With both thumbs pointing toward the ground,” Said Reverend Doctor Blunt.
“Well, I pray while resting every day,” Said Mr. Henry Pack.
“So I should think you say your prayers While lying on your back.”
“Last year I fell in Murphy’s well— Headfirst,” said Farmer Brown.
“With both my knees a’stickin’ up And my head a’pointin’ down.”
“And I made a prayer right then and there, The best prayer I ever said,
The prayingest prayer I ever prayed, A’standing on my head.”
“So, if your prayers come From mouth and
not from soul;
God may just someday let you Fall into a hole!”
Yes there are many ways to pray, but the key to
prayer is praying with our hearts! It’s
a thing of the heart! When we cry out from our hearts, God hears our cries!
And I know this much for sure friends, Jesus loves
you and we here at Rig Ministries we love you too! And this is Chaplain Gary
Rayburn and we will talk at you later!