Little Prayer Tip Makes Your Prayers More Energized and Laser Targeted

When I was a kid I thought if I wasn’t praying on my knees - my prayers weren’t as powerful. Crazy thought, huh? Oh, you too? Yes, let’s be honest, we’ve all wondered if we had to be in a certain posture to experience potent prayer results.

I watched my grandma and grandpa, both mega prayer warriors, pray that way. When I’d spend the night at grandma’s house, before bed, she’d get down on her knees and pray.

Now, I loved my grandma dearly, gramps too, but now I know, praying on my knees is not the ONLY way to pray. Especially if you have knee problems!

Today, I want to give you a tip that will get you on your feet so you can feel more energized during your prayer time and create laser targeted prayers.

You may have heard studies about of standing while working on the computer or at a desk. And there’s been a lot of talk lately explaining the advantages of “stand up” desks. It increases productivity as well as decreases obesity (Win. Win.)

Ok, so what’s the big deal about stand up desks and what does this have to do with prayer?

We think better when we are on our feet.

A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts.

In fact, preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks, which equates to an extra seven minutes per hour of engaged instruction time. (Click here for original article on

If we think better when we’re on our feet, then we’re going to pray better when we’re on our feet. Why?

It's because our thoughts direct our prayers.

When was the last time you tried to pray without thinking? ...Ok, bad question, because we do whip out little prayers without thinking, don’t we?!

But, if you’re wanting to be laser focused in prayer so you can really zero in on something that needs to change, you’ll get more out of that prayer if you’re thoughts are clear, and you’re full of energy.


In fact, right now as I type this, I'm standing at my standup desk. Yep, I'm standing in my Nike Roshe Running Shoes, because that's what I wear when I have a lot of desk work to accomplish and I want to stand comfortably for long periods of time.

Working at my standup desk makes me more productive, and have more energy which makes me feel better about what I'm doing too. And might I add, more fun.

So guess what I do when I pray?

I usually slip into my Nike’s, (or other comfort shoes) and I pray while I'm standing or walking around my room. (Or walking around the back yard or neighborhood - my two other favorite prayer spots.)

I find I have more energy and focus if I'm standing or walking while praying.

It's no secret, that moving gets your brain pumping and clicking on all cylinders.

So if standing while working at a desk helps you to stay focused and accomplish more, then standing while praying will help you pray prayers that are more laser targeted and energy infused too.

On top of all that, it just makes prayer more exciting and fun. And who wouldn't want that?

So, again, I'm not saying the only way to pray is standing or walking. I'm just encouraging you to give it a try and you'll find too, that you're more engaged and energized when praying.