What is Our Posture in Prayer?

Oct 13, 2016
B.A. Ramsbottom

We read in Job 42:1-6, “Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

This is the posture we should always seek to be found in, especially when we come before the Lord in prayer, whether it is in secret, or in worship.

Now this should ever be our posture: realizing the greatness of God and our nothingness, realizing the holiness of God and our vileness, and yet the wonderful mercy that, through the blood of Christ and through His glorious office as Mediator, we are permitted to draw nigh.

“Now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”

Now may we be saved from dead formality and Om may there be that spirit of worship and adoration as we are enabled to prostrate ourselves before our God.

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