Kneeling Is A Sign Of Respect, Humility
Last updated 6/10/2020 at 3:31pm
Religious traditions carry their own sets of symbols. Some are images (the cross, the Star of David, the baptismal pool or font, the prayer rug). Some are physical gestures employed in corporate worship or in private prayer. These include praying with hands raised, making the sign of the cross, bowing as a sign of respect, and, in most traditions, some form of kneeling as the worshipper petitions God for help or forgiveness or comfort.
Kneeling is universally considered a sign of humility, a posture of petition, penitence or deep respect. In monarchies, people knelt when royalty entered or...