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Why do we kneel or prostrate ourselves to pray?

Body language really communicates. The posture of our hearts is connected to the posture of our bodies. If we are truly to worship God with our whole selves, then our bodies will be as involved as our spirits. In scripture, the words typically translated “worship” in both the Old and New Testaments literally mean to prostrate or bow low to the ground. This is established as a consistent pattern for all people who come into God’s presence.

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