Prayer Positions

Approx 10 minutes

Use these suggested positions from around the world. Try using different posture when praying for the least-reached people groups during Just Prayer weekend.



Standing prayer

  • Pray as the Yawo people pray
  • Pray in confidence rejoicing and praising God with eyes open, looking up and hands uplifted towards heaven
  • Praise God for the new believers and for courage as they share their faith with their friends and family

Kneeling prayer

  • Pray as Ethnic Thai, Khmer and K people pray
  • Pray on your knees looking down with eyes averted or closed and hands folded in petition and recognition of God
  • Pray that the least-reached people groups will have hearts open and ready to accept God’s love

Sitting prayer

  • Pray like the B people
  • Pray sitting down on the floor with legs crossed or sitting in a chair with eyes closed seeking instructions from God
  • Pray for Baptist Mission Australia intercultural workers to be attentive to Gods leading as they serve

Prostrate prayer

  • Pray as the B.I, R.I and S.I people pray
  • Pray lying on your belly and looking down with eyes in humility to God and for prayers of desperation
  • Pray that Christian workers and resources will be shared with those who have never heard the gospel

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