this is going back over 10 years ago, we went hiking and camped with sheikh ninowy over the weekend, a huge group. I barely remember it now, it was pretty surreal esp the post-isha Qirats...
of course we all played cricket too, lots of fun.
I've prayed laying face down a few times but it's not a habit, I don't have a default praying position, lol.
I have prayed while walking, while working, while standing, sitting, laying on my side, I think I probably prayed while squatting too (because I squat a lot), etc
No, I don’t pray in any particular position every time I pray and neither did Jesus. There’s multiple examples of prayers being done while standing,sitting, and kneeling, etc. in the OT and NT but there’s nothing in the Bible that suggests one position is superior to the others. The position of my body has nothing to do with the intentions of my heart.
No I haven't done that. I have prayed in whatever position I was currently in. I gave up all the ritual genuflection when I left the Catholic church. I don't think I have ever heard any preaching about what physical position a Christian should/ should not pray in.
I can understand a Christian lying face down according to their conscience in private prayer. e.g. deep personal conviction for sin, demonstrating their submission to God etc.
That is actually a great idea if a person feels led to do that. The idea of doing that on an unvacuumed floor is what puts me off it the most personally. (I hate my temperamental vacuum cleaner, it doesn't misbehave for my husband!).
Pretty sure it is. And from that perspective laying down does activate certain power centers. I'm talking about Astral Projection. There's nothing demonic about it. You all have probably done it and don't know it.
Have you read these verses, and have you read them in context?
I'm asking a bit rhetorically because I had to laugh at the reference to 1 SAMUEL 5:3.
Truly.. it isa fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Even for false, fish-gods,* apparently. (HEB 10:31)
And the rest of these people, in the linked verses, were awestruck in the presence of Jehovah or Jesus. We know... that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth... that is, it was involuntary -- even if they wanted to do it, anyway. I dont like the ritualistic acts that accompany so many religions, and we are not called to do them.
We are told this, though:
".. when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." MATTHEW 6:6