prayer bones

prayer bones

One's knees, as it is most common to prayer while kneeling. Sometimes written as one word. I was down on my prayer bones all night asking God for advice on what to do. Church has always been a regular fixture of this community, getting together each Sunday and getting down on our prayer bones together.
See also: bone, prayer

prayerbones

n. the knees. He pushed one of his prayerbones into my gut.
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Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South
Exploring the intertwined practices of prayer, faith, and healing, Blanton attends to that particular sound of the sacred produced through "hittn' the prayer bones," a violent dropping to the knees before prayer, among Pentecostal Christians in southern Appalachia.