Rag Doll Prayer
“Stand, then lean over at the waist as far as you can without moving your feet. Let your shoulders, arms, neck, and head all fall forward and hang very loosely. Let your body rearrange itself according to its weight. Permit your body’s looseness to echo your submission to God. Consider how your flexibility symbolizes the letting go that its the submission, the release of all things, necessary for emptying your hands and receiving what God wants for you. As you stand before God, be willing.”
A Prayer of Willingness
In the Extraordinary that is you,
I breathe and I bend.
I breathe and I bend and I dream
Of seeing your will clearly,
Of following you easily,
Finales to the world’s worries
And beginning to untold stories.
Until those whispers are rumbled,
When they resound as Truth echoed by all cells,
I submit to you.
Another Prayer Posture from the book – BODY PRAYER by Doug Pagitt, poetry by Kathryn Prill and illustrations by Colleen Shealer Olson
Other examples from BODY PRAYER can be found here.