Psalm 61: Bended Knee

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Genuine prayer is an earnest act of humility.

It is a sincere expression of need and desire intertwined and directed to the only One who can lift a broken yet hopeful believer from the fallout of a fallen world. It is an admission that we are wholeheartedly deficient, desperate for our Creator to do in us, for us, and through us what we could never do ourselves.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. – Jesus (John 15:5)

Our pride despises this posture, preferring self-sufficiency over submission. But blessing comes only to those on bended knee.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

4 Comments

  1. I found your blog through an article re: Alan Grayson. Looking forward tonreading your thoughtful blogs.

    May God bless you for sharing your insights.

    • Thanks Polli Jo! Glad to have you as a reader.
      Always feel free to comment! I’d love to get your impressions, thoughts or questions as you read along.
      Grace upon grace!

  2. Monty, I pray often and for many things, but mostly just thanking God for things past, present, and to come.

    Though you were just soaking on prayer in general in this article, it dawned on me that I rarely take a humble PHYSICAL posture. Much like the one in the picture. I remember how effective it is in bringing you to a place of humility that you don’t get in a regular position. When you are on the floor…with your head hung low…you are acknowledging His sovereignty and your submission to Him, and you can actually FEEL your brokenness and inadequacies.

    This article has inspired me to literally “bow down” more often in prayer. Thank you for this great reminder!

    • Thank you so much for your comment Rhonda! I’ve also experienced the impact of my physical posture on my spiritual posture. So glad the post was an encouragement to you! Always feel free to comment! I’d love to get your impressions, thoughts or questions as you read along.
      Grace upon grace!

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