Posture, location and prayer

Friday, February 18th, 2011

While there’s no perfectly “holy” posture and location for prayer, I think it’s obvious that both effect the experience of prayer. A prayer said out loud with your family while driving down the road is going to be much different than one said while laying facedown by yourself in a private space.

How has your physical posture and location affected your spiritual posture towards prayer, if at all?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

Today’s Devotional: Looking forward to being healed

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

When we are sick, we feel as if the world is out of order. It doesn’t take much to put us in that state either, a simple cold can make our emotional and spiritual lives feel off-kilter. Not to mention the havoc it plays on our physical bodies. Our Daily Bread reflects today on how physical healing is a portent of what to expect in God’s kingdom:

Within our orderly world, disease is a sign that something is out of order. Healing is a sign that God will some day restore all things to their original condition (Acts 3:21). When John the Baptist wanted to know whether Jesus was the Coming One, Jesus said, Go and tell John . . . the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them (Luke 7:20-22). Healing was evidence that Jesus was Israels Messiah (Mal. 4:2).

We look forward to a time when our bodies are restored by God, but until that time, what are ways you thank God for the health you have?