You often hear Christians and Churches speak of being Bible believing and practicing. We often ignore that there are many things that the Bible requires and commands that our modern sensitivities ignore. Women and prayer is certainly one of these. This is what the Bible commands.
1Cor11.5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head; for it is one and the same thing as if she were shaven.
1Cor11.13 Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled?
In the case of the woman, in the public meeting of the church, her head is to be covered. The word used for the hair as a covering (v. 15) is the same word used here which refers to an article of clothing. Some type of article of clothing should be on the head of the female in the meeting of the church where prayer is being conducted. Again, it does not require that she herself be praying, but it does require that her head be covered when public prayers are being conducted in the meeting of the church.
The relationship of prayer and the meeting of the church is: that the man should have his head uncovered and the woman should have her head covered because it is the will of the Lord. I realize that in American churches this is seldom practiced today, but that is really no excuse. The lack of practice does not excuse anyone from trying to get around this situation. I think if we are going to submit ourselves to biblical rules and regulations, we need to keep this rule in mind indeed.
 Fruchtenbaum, A. G. (1983). Vol. 150: The Messianic Bible Study Collection (6–7). Tustin, Calif.: Ariel Ministries.
Published on Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 4:29 AM CDT