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Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Rikze: 6:13am On Jul 30, 2017
After giving serious thought to the matter and considering some passages in the Scriptures, I'm yet to figure out why closing ones eyes is a requirement when praying.


Secondly, I don't think it was expressly stated in the scriptures that we should pray with our eyes closed.


How did the practice of closing ones eyes originate?

Is it a sin if one prays without closing his or her eyes?

Please let's share ideas...


Have a great Sunday

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by nzeobi(m): 6:19am On Jul 30, 2017
it helps focus and prevents distractions

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Nobody: 6:20am On Jul 30, 2017
Maybe because you can get ministration via vision

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by adextetoo(m): 6:33am On Jul 30, 2017
It helps us to atleast avoid all those olosho sisters in church during prayers.

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Rikze: 6:35am On Jul 30, 2017
nzeobi:
it helps focus and prevents distractions


I agree with you...

But about Muslims who I see praying with their eyes wide open?


They appear concentrated and undistracted

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Rikze: 6:37am On Jul 30, 2017
adextetoo:
It helps us to atleast avoid all those olosho sisters in church during prayers.


Wat about during your private or personal prayers, do you pray with your eyes open?

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by ipobarecriminals: 6:39am On Jul 30, 2017
God is a spirit. ,we must worship him in Spirit too.

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Ololanla: 6:40am On Jul 30, 2017
So that we can be focused .

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Requiem18(m): 6:44am On Jul 30, 2017
ipobarecriminals:
God is a spirit. ,we must worship him in Spirit too.
So when you close your eyes you are in the spirit?

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by nzeobi(m): 6:51am On Jul 30, 2017
Rikze:



I agree with you...

But about Muslims who I see praying with their eyes wide open?


They appear concentrated and undistracted
theirs is more about recitation of already crammed verses while that of Christians is spo taneous as you are been lead

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by nzeobi(m): 6:51am On Jul 30, 2017
Rikze:



I agree with you...

But about Muslims who I see praying with their eyes wide open?


They appear concentrated and undistracted
theirs is more about recitation of already crammed verses while that of Christians is instantaneous as you are been lead

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by ipobarecriminals: 7:07am On Jul 30, 2017
Requiem18:
So when you close your eyes you are in the spirit?
in tune. with the host of heaven
Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by StarBukola(f): 7:18am On Jul 30, 2017
Am here to read comments

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Rikze: 7:32am On Jul 30, 2017
nzeobi:

theirs is more about recitation of already crammed verses while that of Christians is instantaneous as you are been lead


But we've read about some individuals who in the Bible prayed with eyes opened and have also seen pictures of such these days. Were they distracted by others?

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by admax(m): 10:27am On Jul 30, 2017
So we don't get distracted while praying!

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Mouthgag: 10:27am On Jul 30, 2017
Concentration
Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Amberon11: 10:27am On Jul 30, 2017
Cuz the best things in life are not seen but felt.

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Nobody: 10:28am On Jul 30, 2017
According to what I was told in Sunday school, so that angels won't poke sticks inside your eyes.

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by sakalisis(m): 10:28am On Jul 30, 2017
to avoid distractions

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Ogalanyachieze: 10:29am On Jul 30, 2017
Rikze:
After giving serious thought to the matter and considering some passages in the Scriptures, I'm yet to figure out why closing ones eyes is a requirement when praying.


Secondly, I don't think it was expressly stated in the scriptures that we should pray with our eyes closed.


How did the practice of closing ones eyes originate?

Is it a sin if one prays without closing his or her eyes?

Please let's share ideas...


Have a great Sunday
its not a sin just focus

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by sukkot: 10:29am On Jul 30, 2017
cuz in darkness is when you need prayer. in the light you become the prayer

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by cy4cent(f): 10:29am On Jul 30, 2017
It makes you more focused and attentive in the spirit.

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Chuksemi(m): 10:30am On Jul 30, 2017
So that you will not see God when he is passing while you are praying. shocked

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by blessedweapon(m): 10:31am On Jul 30, 2017
Focus
Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by maximunimpact(m): 10:31am On Jul 30, 2017
As humans we never had the power to decide the day we are to be born on earth, when birth pangs beckoned on our mother, we had no idea when and how we’ll come to life. It is similar to being born again, we do not have the power to decide the day nor can we chose to be born again, God decides who will be born again and when to be born. Do not be deceived by those claiming to represent God who “administer born again” as if it’s a close we just wear and pull anytime we want. Happy Sunday all.

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by femi4: 10:31am On Jul 30, 2017
Rikze:
After giving serious thought to the matter and considering some passages in the Scriptures, I'm yet to figure out why closing ones eyes is a requirement when praying.


Secondly, I don't think it was expressly stated in the scriptures that we should pray with our eyes closed.


How did the practice of closing ones eyes originate?

Is it a sin if one prays without closing his or her eyes?

Please let's share ideas...


Have a great Sunday
It helps you to focus, even with eyes closed, our minds still wander away sometimes. If closing your eyes will help in concentration while praying, then its not a bad practice

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Nobody: 10:31am On Jul 30, 2017
So closing your eyes will make you enter the spirit realm to communicate with God?
ipobarecriminals:
God is a spirit. ,we must worship him in Spirit too.
Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by demytelly(m): 10:31am On Jul 30, 2017
It's not a commandment per say, however as an individual closing my eyes keeps me more focused on why I am actually praying without having any sense of distraction, becos with my eyes shut, my heart's wide open in prayers

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Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Reyus: 10:31am On Jul 30, 2017
Simply to avoid distractions and increase concentration/focus.
Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by salbis(m): 10:31am On Jul 30, 2017
See question. Very soon someone will ask, why do we swallow food?
Re: Why Do Christians Close Their Eyes When Praying? by Chuksdede(m): 10:31am On Jul 30, 2017
In other nt to be distracted..... Moreover its nt a sin..... The eyes is the window to the mind,and of course praying � with eyes open cn distract even if u didn't intend to be distracted


Happy Sunday NLs

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