BodyPrayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God

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Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Explore Now. Buy As Gift. Head-oriented prayer can focus on getting the words just right, while leaving out the rest of who you are. BodyPrayer helps you become fully engaged in prayer as you connect with God using more than mere words. By practicing various postures of prayer—many of them identical to those modeled in Scripture—you will open your life more fully to God. Body prayer involves all of who you are as you enter into communion with God, either individually or with other believers.

Join Christians throughout history who used their entire being as a prayer—in expressions of joy, gratitude, and entreaty, as well as worship and devotion to God. This biblically based guide will help you practice a richer, more meaningful expression of prayer—one that involves your body as well as your soul. This is prayer that goes deeper than words.

Engage your physical senses in a spiritual discipline… If your spirituality lacks passion, you can find new life in the ancient practice of body prayer. BodyPrayer invites twenty-eight ways to involve your entire being as you connect with God.

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Whether you pray in submission with forehead touching the ground, or in exaltation with arms outstretched and eyes raised to heaven, you will find new spiritual vitality in prayer that expresses all of who you are. Avoid the recitation of empty words and move your prayer life into the realm of whole-life engagement. When you use your body to express what words often fail to say, you are drawn closer to God.

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Body, soul, and spirit. Product Details About the Author. A former director of Young Leader Networks for the Leadership Network, he is a leading voice in Emergent and a cutting-edge thinker in the emerging church movement. Average Review.

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Write a Review. In this book, Doug Pagitt and Kathryn Prill describe 30 physical postures that can enhance and focus our prayers to Jesus. Each chapter is headed by a prayer focus for example, "A Prayer for Willingness" , a brief introduction, a line drawing of the prayer posture, a poem and a longer description of the posture.

An appendix gives Scriptural references for the prayer topic. But this book was just a bit too It was often hard for me to see the meaning for a particular body pose or more accurately, how it 'meant' the prayer topic.

BodyPrayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God

I love the idea of physically representing our prayer, but I'm not crazy about the implementation of this particular book. Related Searches. In our fast-paced, highly technological world, this statement might sound a bit lofty, but the lives of millions View Product. Unwrap the gifts Jesus has chosen especially for you. During His time on earth, Jesus transformed Everyday we close our eyes and fold our hands together as we talk to God in prayer; two physical acts considered customary among Christians living in western society. In their latest book, Body Prayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God, Doug Pagitt and Kathryn Prill provide some interesting history behind closing our eyes and folding our hands as we talk to and with God in prayer.

The book is a small, handsome simple brown hard-back bedecked with black and red blocks on the front upper left corner of the cover. Inside each block is a different sketch representing one of the thirty prayers postured in the book.

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I found it difficult to label this a book when its primary strength is in its instructively whimsical, poetically thoughtful chapters on bodyprayer. This is more a guide for prayer than a book about prayer. Each section opens with a short introductory thought, followed by a poetic prayer.

An illustration line drawing accompanies each bodyprayer demonstrating the prayer position. At the end of each chapter is space for the reader to journal his or her thoughts.

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There are thirty chapters in the book, each with a specific type prayer for a specific need. In the back of the book the authors have included an appendix, which I found to be very helpful. Here prayers are grouped according to the type of prayer. The authors grouped the thirty prayers under three topics: meditative, requesting, and prophetic. This book will find its largest market among emergents. Boomers, whose faith has a logical bent may find Body Prayer inane, seniors who are physically limited will find Body Prayers instructive and helpful but due to their limited exposure to the market most will never come across the book.

And then there will be a small, mostly traditional, segment that will see bodyprayers as a threat to their understanding of what prayer should look like. I finished Body Prayers in one sitting. But as so often happens, further reflection left me longing for a day of conversation with the authors.