I came across this poem recently, and thought it was pretty profound. What do you think?
“Nay, I should say the way to pray,” said Reverend Doctor Wise, “is standing straight with outstretched arms with rapt and upturned eyes.”
“Oh, no, no, no,” said Elder Snow, “such posture is too proud. “A man should pray with eyes fast-closed and head contritely bowed.”
“It seems to me his hands should be austerely clasped in front, with both thumbs pointing to the ground,” said Reverend Doctor Blunt.”
“Last year I fell in Hodgkin’s well headfirst,” said dear old farmer Brown, “with both my heels a-stickin’ up, my head a-pointing’ down; and I done prayed right then and there; best prayer I ever said, the prayin’est prayer I ever prayed, a-standin’ on my head.”