Received: 2023-02-01 21:05:09

I’d appreciate prayer for a speedy recovery for my dad. He had a heart attack yesterday and we are waiting to hear about next steps. Also some healing for my moms ongoing health issues, she is very weak these days so prayer for an improvement would be so appreciated

Posture prayer is a simple and holistic way of praying, engaging our whole selves: hearts, minds, and bodies. Consider starting your day with this prayer of openness to God, to not only help you hold all the coming events of the day before God, but to help hold yourself open to God in all the moments that are coming – knowing that while you may not even know what they all are, God – in God’s love and wisdom – does. 

Start by Placing a hand on your forehead 

I open my mind today, God 

Teach me the wisdom of your upside-down Kingdom 

The principles, perspective, and priorities of a God 

Who would lay down his life for love 

I open my mind to you 


* Place hands on your temples near your eyes 

I open my eyes, Jesus 

Eager to see you in the spaces around me – both visible and invisible 

Don’t let me miss you today 

I open my eyes to you

 

* Place hands on your ears 

I open my ears, Lord 

Help me to hear your still small voice, 

Help me to quiet the noise that drowns you out; both external & internal 

Help me to hear what really matters 

I open my ears to you 


* Open your arms wide, as if to gather up something large 

I open my arms 

Would you fill them with those who you want loved, today 

May my arms be an extension of yours, to those who need them most 

I open my arms to you 


* Place a hand over your heart 

I open my heart 

Would you heal what still sits broken in here 

Forgive me for “bleeding all over those who didn’t cut me” 

Give me courage to forgive the ones who did, the ones who will 

I open my heart to you


* Place your hands on your stomach, wherever you think of as your ‘gut’ 

I open my spirit 

I gladly enter into the place of mystery 

Would you move in me, with grace and power 

Enabling me to walk by a way I’ve not yet known 

I open my spirit to yours 


* Hold both hands open, either on your lap or just low at your side 

I open my whole life to you today, my Lord and my God 

May I hold nothing back; May I close nothing off 

May I never be the same from this moment forward 

Again and again and again 

Do in me the work that only you can do Jesus. 

In Your name, I pray, Amen

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