One of the most challenging positions of prayer for me is laying face down, prostrate before the Lord. I don’t find it comfortable or convenient and maybe that is where its power lies. To prostrate ourselves before God is an act of humility, desperation and worship.
Moses interceded for Israel, 40 days and nights, fasting and crying out to God for them (Deuteronomy 9:18). Some translations say he “fell down before the Lord” or “Threw himself down before the Lord.” That is some serious praying!
After the defeat at Ai, Joshua fell down with his face before the ark all day (Joshua 7:6-10), crying out to the Lord for wisdom and strategy.
David spent the night with his face to the floor praying for the life of his child (2 Samuel 12:15)
Faced with unspeakable calamity, Job chose to worship, throwing himself to the ground and crying out, “….the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:20)
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