Prostration

Prostration is the act of physically lowering one's body, often putting the head to the ground, before another person or thing. It is an act of submission where power and/or authority is submitted. In religious context, prostration often occurs before images and/or icons in various churches such as Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox.

 
 
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.