Question: When is the last time you knelt down to pray?
36 And when
he had said
he knelt down
with them all.
on Paul’s neck
and kissed him,
most of all for the words
which he spoke,
that they would see
his face no more.
to the ship.
Paul was ready to leave the Ephesian elders. But first they knelt down and prayed, cried, and they escorted him to his ship in Miletus.
When is the last time you knelt down to pray?
Often I find myself praying while driving or praying while walking. At our church we share our prayer requests and pray for each other seated with our heads bowed and eyes closed.
But there are times at home alone when my heart is breaking for something or someone, and it just seems appropriate to pray while kneeling.
When I had my ACL surgery I learned a little bit about knees. Inside of each knee we have four ligaments: one ligament on the inner part of the knee, one on the outer part of the knee, and two that cross inside the knee. The two that cross in the inside of the knee are called the ACL and PCL. I find it cool that whenever we kneel we are kneeling on a cross, a cross of ligaments that is. And before Jesus went to The Cross, Our Savior also kneeled in prayer.
Luke 22:41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed,
42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
When is the last time you knelt down to pour your heart out to God? Praying while driving and walking is good. It’s a way to do two things at once. But when we pray on our knees, we are there only to talk to our God. Daniel kneeled in prayer three times a day and gave thanks to his God.
Come Christians; Let us dedicate time to our creator, and let us talk to Him while on our ligament crosses.
Remember the armor of God in Ephesians 6: the sword, the shield, the helmet, the breastplate, the girdle, the feet shod,…..but nothing for the knees. Why are the knees not protected with the armor? Because the Christian fights his or her spiritual battles kneeling in prayer.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
For my related message regarding the tears at Paul’s goodbye, see my message, Would Your Church Cry if you Need to Leave? Acts 20 verse 1 | Small Group Bible Study