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Old Jul 3, '12, 9:43 pm
pm2222 pm2222 is offline
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Default Kneeling?

Is it ok to pray a prayer to a saint when kneeling?
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Old Jul 3, '12, 9:57 pm
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Some people do, in reverence for a true follower of the gospel, but must always remember that worship belongs to God alone, and that a saint can only intercede with God. A saint is revered only as a creature of God who has truly lived according to the will of God
All power and grace is God's.

From a human point of view, people long gave curtsey and bows and bent the knee before nobles and kings. These are signs of reverence or supplication.
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Old Jul 3, '12, 10:00 pm
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Contrary to what Protestants want to make people think, kneeling does not equal worship. Worship cannot actually be defined by one act. So yes, definitely, you can kneel to pray to saints if you so wish.
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Old Jul 3, '12, 11:13 pm
HisIsTheCrown HisIsTheCrown is offline
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Originally Posted by pm2222 View Post
Is it ok to pray a prayer to a saint when kneeling?
Is it OK to kneel before your fiancee to ask her to marry you? Or is it a sin?
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Old Jul 4, '12, 5:21 am
bscastro bscastro is offline
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Yes, as the other posters said. Also, many of the saints in their veneration of other saints knelt before their statues.

Postures help our frame of mind.

God bless,
The Lord is kind and merciful.

I believe one of God's most under-appreciated gifts to us is the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
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