Kneeling Before God

Chris Cassis

19 Posts Published


May 3, 2020

It’s not news that we will always have spiritual battles and will have to wage daily war against them, as we’ve mentioned before. It’s not surprising that situations will overwhelm us and sometimes we tend to forget that we have the best method to fight these battles: on our knees. Psalm 95:6 “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;”

Woman praying in field

There is a song by Jaci Velasquez, also sung by Nicole C. Mullen called, “On My Knees.” There is a section in the song that is very powerful and says: “See, I don’t know how but there’s power in the blue sky, I don’t know how but there’s power in the midnight, I don’t know how but there’s power when I’m on my knees.” 

The power that occurs when we come before our mighty God, on our knees, in prayer, is inexplicable. That’s the kind of prayer that makes movement happen. “As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.” Romans 14:11 

American Evangelist and publisher, D. L. Moody, once said, “Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” 

Kneeling figures have been the inspiration behind many modern songs, specially one by the group Casting Crowns called, “Courageous.” This song says: “The only way we’ll ever stand, is on our knees with lifted hands, make us courageous, Lord, make us courageous.” 

Kneeling before God takes a lot of courage because we have to be able to humble ourselves before Him and understand that there is nothing we can do without Him.

A famous quote by Abraham Lincoln says the following: “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” 

Mother and her daughter reading from bible and praying in their knees near the bed

Let’s thank the Lord for allowing us to come before Him on our knees, for the things He does in our lives and let’s plead with Him to discern the things we don’t understand. 

Remember that He listens to our prayers and answers them, according to His will and time. Let’s also ask Him to allow us to follow Paul’s example in Ephesians 3:14-21, where he begins his compelling prayer for the Ephesians by stating, “For this reason I kneel before the Father…” Ephesians 3:14