Poised For Prayer
On a stormy day, a woman climbed the Weisshorn in the Swiss Alps with two experienced guides. As they neared the peak, exhilarated by the view before her, the woman sprang forward and was almost blown away by a gust of wind. One of the guides caught her and pulled her down, saying, "On your knees, madam! You are safe here only on your knees."
We typically regard "on our knees" as the standard position for prayer, but talking to God isn't limited to a certain position. He can hear us, regardless.
Three Christian women were talking once about the "best" position for prayer. One argued the importance of holding one's hands together and pointing them upward. The second advocated stretching out on the floor. The third thought standing was better than kneeling. As they talked, a telephone repairman listened as he worked on a nearby phone system. Finally, he could contain himself any longer and interjected, "I have found that the most powerful prayer I ever made was while I was dangling upside down from a power pole, suspended 40 feet above the ground."
Pray while driving in your car (with your eyes open, of course). Pray while cleaning your house. Pray while working in your office. And yes, pray while kneeling in your quiet place. The important thing is not your position of prayer, but the fact that you do pray! Because when you do, God hears you.
Lisa Beretz, 518-330-9277
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