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EXPERIENCING GOD IN PRAYER: Let’s Get Physical!

In our tradition, we’re not much for physical expression.  It’s not that we think it’s wrong, it’s just a cultural thing.  “God’s Frozen Chosen”, we’re sometimes called.

But the Bible has much to say about physical expression, particularly in prayer.  In this message, based on Exodus 17.8-13 and Psalm 100, we learn a little bit about how to use our bodies in prayer, and the value of paying attention to what our bodies do in our expressions to God.

I commend to the listener’s interest a book by Roy de Leon called Praying With the Body, published by Paraclete Press.  We even tried a practice of using bodily expression in our praying of Psalm 100.  Lots of people participated; it was kind of fun!  Give a listen:

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