Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Atmosphere & Positions of Prayer

ATMOSPHERE OF PRAYER

1. Stop all activity – Psalm 46:10

2. Find a place of solitude – Acts 10:9; Matthew 14:23; Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16

3. If you cannot find a place of solitude, make one – 2 Kings 4:33; Acts 9:40; Matthew 6:6

4. Nature’s solitude aids in prayer – Acts 16:13; 21:5; Luke 6:12

POSITIONS OF PRAYER

5. Stand – 2 Chronicles 6:12 (Standing in the New Covenant signifies our resurrection from the dead.)

6. Sit – Nehemiah 1:4; 2 Samuel 7:18

7. Kneel to show obedience – Daniel 6:10; Acts 9:40; 20:36; 21:5

8. Face Down – Numbers 20:6; Joshua 5:14; Matthew 26:39

9. Lift, spread hands to praise Him – 1 Kings 8:38; 2 Chronicles 6:13-14; Psalm 88:9; 134:2; 141:2; 1 Timothy 2:8

10. Clap, shout to God for joy – Psalm 47:1

11. If it makes your brother uncomfortable to lift hands or kneel do you do it? Matthew 6:5; Romans 14:19-15:2

12. Be culturally sensitive. Men uncover their heads; women need not – 1 Corinthians 11:4