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Prayer is not to twist the arm of God; it is to surrender to His perfect will

Praise Him with My Body
Kneeling in Prayer – Part 2

Scripture Reading:  Acts 7:60, Acts 20:36, Acts 21:5

Key Verse: Luke 22:41

He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed

Yesterday we looked at the posture of kneeling while we pray.  We should never feel that this is a law or rule to abide by!  Kneeling is a symbolic act on our part to surrender to a wonderful, loving Father.

When we ask God for things in our prayers, we must keep in mind that we are seeking His will in all things.  If we believe that God is smarter than we are, able to foresee the future and loves us more than we can imagine, why would we not want His will first and foremost?

Prayer is not to twist the arm of God.  Prayer is to surrender to the will of God.  Understanding that He knows the absolute best answer to any problem, prayer is to seek His answers!  If prayer for you is to try to change God’s mind, your faith in who God is is lacking.  God never develops any plans to harm us.  God’s desire is to help and encourage us.  God steps into all bad circumstances to come to us in this world and “works all things out for our good” (Romans 8:28).

When we take the posture of kneeling, we are saying to God, “I surrender; I freely and heartily surrender to your will and your ways.”  We are saying that we don’t want to resist or hinder His perfect will from working in our lives!

Father, I may not understand or even like your plans at times, but I still want them because I am convinced you are always right!  In Jesus’ name, amen.