We should all take a knee to pray. Why might you ask? Because sometimes it is necessary to humble ourselves before the Lord. Lately, all I see in the news are stories about NFL football players taking a knee during the national anthem. The last time I remember seeing anyone in the NFL take a knee what when Tim Tebow did it. I remember the news covering his kneeling in a negative light. Some people poked fun at Christianity and others that were flat out mad that Tebow displayed his gratefulness to the Lord. So why on earth are the same people that spoke out against Tebow in favor of NFL football players taking a knee know?
When I was a child, I was taught that there were times where you would take a knee to pray. I remember taking a knee to pray as a child. I also remember taking a knee to pray when I went to my wife's Church when we were dating. There was significance behind bowing down before the Lord. When Tebow took a knee in a public arena, it meant something to Christians. This act was a way to humble himself and give thanks to God. Judging by the media, it seemed as though only Christian's understood what it meant to take a knee to pray.
Take a knee to pray instead of protest.
So why take a knee to protest? Those seeking attention are now getting attention, but I doubt it is the attention that they want. When Tebow would take a knee to pray, he wasn't doing it for the attention. He was doing it to thank God. NFL player's taking the knee now would be better suited to pray for trials in their lives. They could pray for the cause that they support or the injustices that they see. Instead of wasting their time making a scene, they could use the opportunity to reach out to their creator.
I don't want to get into the argument of disrespecting this country or insulting veterans. Everyone has their opinion of what free speech should look like. Personally, I would rather see these individuals seek wisdom and guidance from God. Many fans would have more support for the cause if it were done in prayer. Right now the NFL looks like a bunch of disorganized pouters. Why not use your stage to show what real leadership looks like. Real men pray and humble themselves before the Lord. Maybe these players should take a note from Tebow and use the knee to pray.
Luke 22:40-41 NASB When He arrived at the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray,