Let Us Kneel Before The Lord: The Biblical Basis for Kneeling in Worship

Posted on August 1, 2023

Anglicans kneel a lot: in prayer, in confession, and at communion. We often surprise visitors from other traditions with our frequent kneeling. Why do we kneel so often? In short, kneeling is Biblical Worship, Bodily Worship, and Beautiful Worship. Kneeling as Biblical Worship The Bible associates kneeling with worship, especially prayers of confession, thanksgiving, and petition. Kneeling in the Old Testament Consider…

Why Do We Kneel in Prayer?

Posted on November 5, 2015

O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! – Psalm 95:6 There used to be a time—and it wasn’t too long ago!—when pews or sitting furniture of any kind were completely absent from the sanctuary. Let’s be honest, we’re a bit removed from the ancient traditions of…