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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Here the Psalmist implored the people of the Lord to worship their Maker. In so doing, he told them and is STILL telling us today, to KNEEL when we pray to our great God.
Kneeling has always been associated with an act of humility. When you think of kneeling, it usually comes up in one’s mind to pray. Kneeling or bowing down in the presence of a great monarch is also a sign that a person is humbling himself or herself in the presence of an exalted leader. As a boy raised in a Pentecostal Church, I knew about prayer. It’s what we did. My father would always kneel when he was praying in the early mornings. My mother would kneel after the Sunday night services or the nightly revival meetings we had four times a year. She usually would pray for at least an hour. I measured the time she knelt until the time we left the church. I can still remember growing up in my father’s church as a teenager. We would have all-night prayer meetings with the youth. Everybody knelt, then walked, then knelt, then walked throughout the night. Today I encounter lots of sitting and praying. There’s nothing wrong with that. But the Word of God is always the best model. It’s definitely time to “Kneel Again.”
It’s always good to come into Your presence and KNEEL before You my Lord. Help me today to remember who is in charge of my life. Amen