Should I kneel to pray?

Focus on your heart, not your posture, when you pray. Scripture records people praying in every conceivable position:*

standing (Genesis 24:12-14; 1 Samuel 1:26)

sitting (Judges 21:2-3; 2 Samuel 7:18; 1 Kings 19:4)

kneeling (1 Kings 8:54; Ezra 9:5; Daniel 6:10)

bowing (Exodus 34:8-9)

lying face down (Ezekiel 9:8; Matthew 26:39)

with uplifted hands (Psalm 28:2; 1 Timothy 2:8)

looking up (John 11:41; 17:1)

looking down (Luke 18:13)

*John MacArthur, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, Luke 11-17, p.6.

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