Are You Kneeling down to Pray 3 Times a Day?

Kneeling down to pray

Last updated on November 18th, 2019


Have you ever tried kneeling down to pray 3 times a day?

Daniel 6:10 states,“10 Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, [h]as he had been doing previously.”

This verse made me think of the question title, are you kneeling down to pray 3 times a day?  I’m always looking for different ways to connect with God. In particular, based on the actions I see other people did in scripture. Today I take notice of Daniel’s actions in reverence to God. He was kneeling down to pray and give thanks to God 3 times a day. Some suggest this reflects the three hours of prayer that Jews would observe morning, noon, and evening. I don’t know for sure about that, but I find this exercise of kneeling down to pray and giving thanks to God 3 times a day intriguing.

Kneeling down to pray

In being intrigued, I’m going to start practicing this daily. I’m not suggesting this as something to be obeyed as there’s no instruction given to pray in this way, and of course obviously not everyone can physically do this. I’m just offering this as a possible way of enhancing your connection with God. After all, Daniel was thrown into a lion’s den after doing this when a law banned him from petitioning anyone other than the king, and he ended up surviving.

If you decide to start doing this, I’d be happy to hear how your experience is going with it. If you’re unable to do this for physical reasons, completely understand. I look forward to hearing how kneeling down to pray and give thanks 3 times a day is going for you.

Peace to you all in Christ.


3 thoughts on “Are You Kneeling down to Pray 3 Times a Day?

  1. Thanks for the insight. I have also thought of Daniel’s praying but even think of the Muslim’s practice – I have seen street vendors in NYC stopping to kneel on the sidewalk for prayer. I think it’s a valuable discipline. Also interesting that you are reading Daniel as I am…just posted “In God’s Fiery Classroom” on my other site,
    May the Lord continue to bless and inspire you!

    1. Hi Lisa. Thanks for your comment. Ah yes, I think the Muslims pray 5 times a day if I’m not mistaken. Always admired the committed discipline in their practice of faith. Something I think we as Christians could learn from. Thank you for sharing your post. I’ll be sure to check it out.

      Peace to you in Christ.

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