When I get up in the still of the morning, my wife is still sleeping, I like to wake up and pray to Yahweh, King of Messianists and everyone else. And, like this morning, I was wandering around naked like Ezekiel the prophet. Don´t worry, it was still dark outside, no one could see me. And the weather is getting warm enough so I don´t end up shivering.
My wife awakes and so kindly cooks me breakfast. I am blogging. No more nudity. But it was wonderful while it lasted!
In a sense, praying naked is not only physical, but philosophical as well. We all need to get naked before Yahweh, and expose to Him our true selves. We need to unbossom all our burdens, tell Him all our concerns, hopes, dreams and dreads. The art of getting nude before Deity is a way to unmask ourselves, to rip off all false pretenses. We realise that yes, God does know everything about us anyways, He has assessed our hearts and actions, and He alone is the ultimate judge of what we did or did not do during our sojourn on the planet.
Praying naked is to get real. To say ¨F You¨ not to God, but to our own selves, our lies, our deceits. Talking to Elohim while undressed is to cease with our hypocrisy, to admit that we actually have hated Him, as revealed in our secret thoughts and public actions. It is to get down in the dirt and confess we are sick, diseased with the scurging plague of Selfism. And we acknowledge our need for the living God to kick our asses and get us right with Him.
That´s when the love comes down, as one hard rocking Chicago band sang 27 years ago. Adonai´s love comes pouring down like Vancouver rain on our desert-like souls. We receive His forgiveness, His acceptance, His Big Cosmic Hug.
It feels good. We are empowered, enlivened, pumped with ambition to live for Him and love, love, love our neighbours, including Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics, New Agers, First Nations Traditionalists, Jehovah´s Witnesses, Orthodox, Catholics, Jews, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, Daoists, Mammonists, Messianists, etc.
We live and move and have our being in Yahweh. And praying naked helps us realise this, and brings out the best in us.
All you people, get up and Pray Naked! Expose your hearts to your Creator, and live for Him today and every day. Turn to Him and He will turn to you! He has loved you first, but now it is time to love Him back.
Bow to Him and kiss the Son. Follow His Messiah, who came to liberate you: body, soul, mind and spirit.
You will never regret it!
To all the Naked Prayer Warriors out there,