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: