In this series of prayer exercises we engage in an unfolding set of movements or stances that can be linked together to enable a way of prayer that engages us in the body as well as the intellect and the spirit. Text and images by Ian Adams, mission spirituality adviser for Church Mission Society.
This is the first in a series of unfolding movements or stances that can be linked together to enable prayer that engages us in body, soul and spirit.
[Stance 1] Humility
God invariably seems to come us in great humility. God never forces the God self upon us, but rather seems to wait for us to attune ourselves to the divine presence. This awareness requires humility on our part too.
As you go into prayer put your hands together – like you may have been taught to pray as a child – bend your head, and hold this position. Interestingly this is a stance of humility common to many faiths and traditions, and may also be another way to connect with the people around us.
Here is a simple prayer you may like to use:
Help me to discern your presence in humility
Help me to stay in your presence in humility
Help me to reflect your presence in humility