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Repetitious Prayer and Kneeling

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.


He left them and withdrew a third time, saying the same thing again. (Matt 26:44)


Repetitious Prayer:  Some protestants believe that repetitious prayer is not scriptural and that Catholic's are going against the Bible when we repeat certain prayers over and over.

“He left them and withdrew a third time, saying the same thing again.”  (Matt 26:44)  Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

“And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to
come!” (Rev 4:8)

Kneeling:  Protestants often wonder why we kneel during Mass.  It is biblical, especially since Jesus is truly physically present in our Church in the Holy Eucharist.

"And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all. (Act 20:36)

“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,” (Phil 2:9-10)

“But Peter put them all outside and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, rise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.” (Acts 9:40)

“Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the court; and he stood upon it. Then he knelt upon his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;” (2 Chronicles 6:13)

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!  (Psalm 95:6)

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,”  (Eph 3:14)

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