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JOSH - Wondering why we are not allowed to kneel in prayer in the Temple Celestial room?

JOEL - I think it's mostly a safety concern. People kneeling may trip others walking by or if the people kneeling are old they may have a hard time getting back up and the older temple workers might not be able to help them. It is also very hard to stand up after kneeling without tripping yourself when the robes are in the way. Seeing someone kneel in the celestial room is a little distracting to others and might be seen as drawing attention to yourself. It's better done either in places in the temple where the altars are or in the privacy of your own home.

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