Fall on Your Knees - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Fall on Your Knees

 

January 28

 

Read Ephesians 3:14-15

For this reason I bow my knees before my Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named…

 

Reflect

Why might Paul get on his knees before his Father? What does the posture of kneeling during prayer demonstrate?

 

How do you usually pray? Do you fold your hands and close your eyes? Do you pray silently as you go about your daily activities? Or, do you bow your knees before your Father as Paul does here?

 

It’s important to point out that the Bible does not state that there is only one right posture to assume when you pray. Here, Paul has chosen to kneel before his Father. Kneeling is typically a sign of humility. For example, a servant may bow before his master as a sign of respect and humble service. Paul went on to describe the Father as the one from whom “every family in heaven and on earth is named”.

 

Remember back in the Garden of Eden when God gave Adam dominion over the animals? One of the ways Adam exercised that authority is by naming them. By pointing out that God names “every family in heaven and on earth”, Paul is stressing the Father’s sovereignty and dominion over all - even the spiritual realm.

 

Look back at Ephesians 3:12 from yesterday. Paul had said that because of Christ, we can come before the Father boldly and with confidence. But if we follow Paul’s example, we should be careful not to confuse confidence with arrogance.

 

In Christ, we should have confidence that the Father hears us and that He will accept us. We can boldly come before Him and ask for what we need. But we should not forget who we are talking to. He is also the Creator of the world. He is all-knowing and all-powerful. He has dominion over everything. But He is still good, loving, and exceptionally patient. That is reason enough to fall to your knees, friends.

 

Pray

Father God, You are strong, mighty, all-powerful, and all-knowing. You have dominion over every single thing. So, I fall on my knees to worship and thank You for who You are and what You have done for me. Amen.


 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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I agree that the kneeling position alone affects how we approach God; if someone can't kneel physical, I believe they can kneel in their spirit, and I believe the Lord accepts it. There was a time that I thought kneeling wasn't necessary, and we were taught that "you can pray anywhere"; anytime", which is true also, but when you intentionally take the kneeling position before Him, a quietness sets in and for me, I feel very close to Father God. It always leads to a very special prayer time.
I have had a stroke and because of balance problems I am unable to pray on my knees. I know aGod understands that I pray from my chair. I told my hand and close my eyes. I know he hears me as he has answered many prayers for me.
Heavenly Father life giver, He who breaths every breath of life in me, who is the air I breathe. Father as I pray from start of each new day Blessed in You, as You know on my knees, standing, sitting I Pray each time knowing I am the servant You are The "Master". As I come to You in Pray You tell it matters not how but we come with an open Heart until You Lord alone. I Praise You Father for knowing in You we are "one" family Your Family! In all things I do I do because of Your Love giving so freely. As Jesus You Loved we your children first You chose us. This Father is why I return that Love and choose You Lord. As You heard my voice before You gave me life in You. I Praise for The "One" bug family You have made us in You. Father, Ruler if all The Heavens, earth, life I turn to You for my ever need as I humbly surrender my all to You, I let go and Trust in Letting God in every way. I Praise You for all You have done and will do, knowing it is in Your Will Way Path and Perfect Timing without question! Thank You Lord of Dominion of all. In Jesus Mighty Powerful Holly Name Amen
Clyde Amen forget not that Jesus is our One and only True Chief Commander in Control of all Dominion. In all things only His Will Ways Path and Perfect Timing in Jesus name Amen
God is the one who deserves our respect, admiration and gratitude. We can boldly come before Him and ask for what we need. Let us move forward without repeating the errors of yesterday,
I have often wondered about kneeling before the Lord. Although I desire to kneel and am drawn to that position in my Spirit, I have bad knees. Thank you for this clarification. 😇
Thank You
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Thank You God Thank You
Amen!!!!
Let's get down on our knees to praise the name of the Lord
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We are showing God thatwe are honor, reference in his name and humble in his presence of his Holy Name.
Another song the Lord provided to me years ago....trust is blesses you to God's Glory and Honor! Blessings Jim. PS - Thank the Lord for who He is and blesses me with these...or as I say if God can speak threw a donkey I am over qualified....or as one of my Pastor friends kidded - no Jim you are under-qualified. Down on My Knees V M JN 10/07/09 Revelation 5:11 VERSE Awestruck I humble myself before You, with the universe laid at Your feet Who am I that you are mindful of me, as I kneel before Your mercy seat? VERSE Humbled by the power of Your glory, trembling I dare not show my face How is it that You should grant me mercy, bless me with Your saving grace? CHORUS Down on my knees, I fall down on my knees I tremble at Your majesty, and I fall down on my knees Down on my knees, I fall down on my knees I tremble at Your majesty, and I fall down on my knees VERSE Flashes of lighting, sounds of thunder, the heavens rumble and roar Yet in the midst of Your awesome power, You tell me I am Yours forevermore! CHORUS & ENDING Down on my knees, I fall down on my knees I tremble at Your majesty, and I fall down on my knees Down on my knees, I fall down on my knees I tremble at Your majesty, and I fall down on my knees Fall down on my knees, down on my knees Down on my knees, down on my knees rejoicing in victory!
I am grateful for what the Father has done for me through His gospel of salvation that is impossible for me to do for myself. We are His glory in Christ, Jesus. Now, I am no longer a slave to sin but a slave to the One who died for sin and defeated the consequences of my sin which was death. Thank you Father for Your new birth into everlasting life!
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Lord Jesus, thank you that you have dominion over the universe and all the details; Dominion over the atmosphere, the weather, over all the authorities and power. Thank you because I have peace knowing You are in control
Morning Nate, your observations of how Paul bends his knees as a servant should remind us of that close relationship he has with the Father. I’m thinking about this when he writes “ not to think of our selfs more highly than we should. Thanks Nate. Chaz
Seems to me that there isn’t a right or wrong way of how we pray . But considering that Paul referred to himself as a bond servant to the lord Christ Jesus, this really isn’t a bad example. It demonstrates his affection of who is the Master and who is the servant ,not someone who against his own will was in service for. Else where in scripture it is written “, if my people which are called by my name would humble themselves and pray then I will hear them from heaven. That is I believe what the example reminds us of bending the knee Hope this helps. I get it. Chaz.
Glory to God
Glory be to God. Truth....Amen, by the grace and help of God.
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On my knees now. Father, Thank you for our many blessings. Thank you for your Word and for Jesus and your Holy Spirit. Thank you for our Faith and righteousness in Jesus name. Save Us. Let your Will be done on Earth as in Heaven. Amen
Amen...
Lord, I humbly come before you and ask that you bless our nation and rid the evil that is starting to overcome our land. Only you can change the hearts and open the eyes to all of this. Thank you Lord for loving us unconditionally no matter our sin....all we need to do is repent and I repent for myself and our great nation.
Lord, without You there is no me. For you loved me before I knew You existed. Your breath of life is what keeps me moving, and I'm thankful for Your salvation. I'm thankful for you allowing me to walk with You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
As the Father knew me before the foundation of the world, I humbly place my trust solely in Him. Father, do with me as You will. As the Father is Spirit, to Him I surrender my spirit. Amen
Amen and amen!!!
Heavenly Father I come to You thanking You and praising You for all Your blessings, grace, and mercy. Your are so good. I humbly and confidently come before You. You are the One and Only all wise and knowing Father in whom I place my faith, trust, and belief. I am grateful. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Your example of a servant falling to his knees to his master out of respect and humble service is ridiculous, to have a master means you are enslaved to him and that merits no respect at all. The only ones we should fall to our knees for is God and Jesus
Knowing that God wants to communicate with me is enough to bring me to my knees. That's why I start each day beside my bed to honor His love for me. Then I pray throughout the day. Pastor Nat, thank you for the probing questions that help us be intentional in our faith.
Pastor Nat that is the right attitude we must have before our Heavenly Father. Full of love and full of authority. Love Him and fear Him for He is our savior and our God. Thank you, Amen
Amen
I actually do a lot of praying in my bed. I talk to God. First thing in the morning when I wake up I often think of God. I try to pray, and sometimes realize I'm so tired, I'm just mumbling words. Then I feel like God and I are sharing a joke. Maybe I'll fall back asleep.... or maybe just keep praying.. talking to God with my heart I try to also pray throughout the day. Just little things like (God I want to get to know you better)... I'll say that alone I also pray, seriously when I'm in my bathtub. Sometimes I purposely take a bath just so I can talk and pray with Jesus and the holy spirit. I ask for guidance, to be filled with Faith, to please let me let go and let Jesus just take control of my life. I feel vulnerable and usually wind up feeling closer to Jesus. (I don't share this with a lot of people)... but I suppose praying and taking with God in my bathtub is as humbling as being down on my knees. Thank you Jesus for giving us so many ways to honor your goodness.
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS & THE HOLY SPIRIT I REALLY NEED TO PRAY FOR MY DAUGHTERS WHO ARE ON THEIR OWN ONE LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND & HAVE TWO LITTLE BOYS THE OTHER DAUGHTER LIVES ON HER OWN BY HERSELF I PRAY FOR BOTH OF THEM WHO REALLY SERIOUSLY NEED YOU TO REALLY TAKE CARE OF THEM THEY NEVER REALLY HAD A FATHER THAT TAKE CARE OF THEM JUST ME HAD TO WORK ALL TIME WE HAD OUR TERRIFYING DAYS WITH MY RELATIONSHIPS WITH MY PREVIOUS COMMON- LAW HUSBAND OR BOYFRIEND;I REPENT FROM MY SINS & I MOVED ON WITH FRANCISCO MY COMPANION AND I PRAY TO MY HEAVENLY FATHER FOR YOUR HELP ABOUT WORRY OF MY COMPANION MY DAUGHTER S WITH YOUR HELP EVERYTHING WILL BE ARIGHT@