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Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by owisdom58: 12:42pm On May 27, 2018
Why do we pray with our eyes closed?  Have you at any point wondered why do we pray with our eyes closed? Is it necessary to close eyes when we pray? Prayer is one of the basic practices of Christianity and this post investigates the reason why such huge numbers of individuals close their eyes while praying.

Why do we pray to God?

Before we investigate the reasons why we pray with our eyes closed, let us remind ourselves of what prayer is and why we pray in any case. "Prayer" was coined from the Latin word "precari" which intends to request that genuinely or ask or to implore. A prayer is a type of religious act or practice where a person speaks with a question of love to look for their assistance, bolster, protection, and so on.

Prayer can be an expression of appreciation additionally to a protest of love. Praying is a demonstration of love, and it is an integral piece of numerous religions and culture, not simply Christianity alone. Prayer is polished in each religion however in various courses or through various mediums. There are numerous ceremonies or routines individuals or religious gathering perform when they pray.

A few people pray kneeling down. Muslims have a routine of kneeling and bowing down in particular directions when they pray. Some pray lying on the ground. And some more. Be that as it may, individuals praying with the eyes closed is curious to Christians.

As Christians, prayer isn't only a routine or some religious ceremonies. It is a fundamental piece of our love. Jesus talked about the significance of prayer in numerous spots in the gospel books. In Luke 18, he told an illustration to demonstrate why men ought to dependably pray and not lose heart or never surrender. The Paul while writing to the Thessalonians composed of the significance of prayer in 1 Thess. 5 verses 16-18: "Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything express appreciation, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

There are numerous reasons why prayer is essential. Let us rapidly show a portion of those reasons previously we move to why we pray with our eyes closed.

The primary reason why we pray is that it is the will of God as found in 1 Thess. 5 verses 16-18.

The God instructs us in the Bible to pray.
We likewise pray on the grounds that Jesus prayed and gave us a case of how to pray.
We pray to know God progressively and to move closer to God.
We pray out of appreciation to God.
We pray to approach God for things, to look for his direction.
We pray in light of the fact that we have confidence in God that when we approach Him in prayers, He hears and answers us.
There are numerous more reasons I can't mention yet these one's synopses why we pray. So currently, let us move to the genuine question,

Reasons why we pray with our eyes closed

Did the Bible instruct us generally to close our eyes when we pray?

The answer is no. The only thing Jesus told us about praying can be found in Matthew 6:5-6:

"At whatever point you pray, do not resemble the charlatans, since they want to pray while standing in synagogues and on-road corners with the goal that individuals can see them. Really I say to you; they have their reward. Be that as it may, at whatever point you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in mystery. And your Father, who finds in mystery, will remunerate you."

And this is a greater amount of not trying to flaunt but rather instead genuinely praying from our heart not for individuals to see but rather from a craving to address God. There is no place in the Bible where it is obviously expressed that we should close our eyes when we pray. In any case, praying with our eyes closed is imperative for the following reasons.

Why do we pray with our eyes closed?
https://silverbirdng.com/2018/05/27/pray-eyes-closed/
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by owisdom58: 12:44pm On May 27, 2018

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by MamaKs: 1:10pm On May 27, 2018
You pray with closed eyes to avoid distractions

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by Checked86: 1:10pm On May 27, 2018
First: Concentration.
second: whatever you think is why you do it

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by seunak2016: 1:11pm On May 27, 2018
mind n eyes control

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by teamsynergy: 1:12pm On May 27, 2018
depends on loaction .. if u re in a calm envronment u may close ur eyes to avoid distraction. however, if u are in a Boko infested area, hmmm keep one eye out

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by mosez346(m): 1:12pm On May 27, 2018
for concentration.....

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by chrisb2r200: 1:13pm On May 27, 2018
owisdom58:
Why do we pray with our eyes closed?  Have you at any point wondered why do we pray with our eyes closed? Is it necessary to close eyes when we pray? Prayer is one of the basic practices of Christianity and this post investigates the reason why such huge numbers of individuals close their eyes while praying.

Why do we pray to God?

Before we investigate the reasons why we pray with our eyes closed, let us remind ourselves of what prayer is and why we pray in any case. "Prayer" was coined from the Latin word "precari" which intends to request that genuinely or ask or to implore. A prayer is a type of religious act or practice where a person speaks with a question of love to look for their assistance, bolster, protection, and so on.

Prayer can be an expression of appreciation additionally to a protest of love. Praying is a demonstration of love, and it is an integral piece of numerous religions and culture, not simply Christianity alone. Prayer is polished in each religion however in various courses or through various mediums. There are numerous ceremonies or routines individuals or religious gathering perform when they pray.

A few people pray kneeling down. Muslims have a routine of kneeling and bowing down in particular directions when they pray. Some pray lying on the ground. And some more. Be that as it may, individuals praying with the eyes closed is curious to Christians.

As Christians, prayer isn't only a routine or some religious ceremonies. It is a fundamental piece of our love. Jesus talked about the significance of prayer in numerous spots in the gospel books. In Luke 18, he told an illustration to demonstrate why men ought to dependably pray and not lose heart or never surrender. The Paul while writing to the Thessalonians composed of the significance of prayer in 1 Thess. 5 verses 16-18: "Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything express appreciation, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

There are numerous reasons why prayer is essential. Let us rapidly show a portion of those reasons previously we move to why we pray with our eyes closed.

The primary reason why we pray is that it is the will of God as found in 1 Thess. 5 verses 16-18.

The God instructs us in the Bible to pray.
We likewise pray on the grounds that Jesus prayed and gave us a case of how to pray.
We pray to know God progressively and to move closer to God.
We pray out of appreciation to God.
We pray to approach God for things, to look for his direction.
We pray in light of the fact that we have confidence in God that when we approach Him in prayers, He hears and answers us.
There are numerous more reasons I can't mention yet these one's synopses why we pray. So currently, let us move to the genuine question,

Reasons why we pray with our eyes closed

Did the Bible instruct us generally to close our eyes when we pray?

The answer is no. The only thing Jesus told us about praying can be found in Matthew 6:5-6:

"At whatever point you pray, do not resemble the charlatans, since they want to pray while standing in synagogues and on-road corners with the goal that individuals can see them. Really I say to you; they have their reward. Be that as it may, at whatever point you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in mystery. And your Father, who finds in mystery, will remunerate you."

And this is a greater amount of not trying to flaunt but rather instead genuinely praying from our heart not for individuals to see but rather from a craving to address God. There is no place in the Bible where it is obviously expressed that we should close our eyes when we pray. In any case, praying with our eyes closed is imperative for the following reasons.

Why do we pray with our eyes closed?
https://silverbirdng.com/2018/05/27/pray-eyes-closed/

must you post nonsense?...I have been seeing all the controversy u guys have been posting about Christianity on Sundays. Why didn't u ask your pastor that's if u r a christian? ....looking for weak sheep's to derail...,.it will never be well with Antichrist. "Live and let live"

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by TMemos: 1:13pm On May 27, 2018
owisdom58:


The answer is no. The only thing Jesus told us about praying can be found in Matthew 6:5-6:

"At whatever point you pray, do not resemble the charlatans, since they want to pray while standing in synagogues and on-road corners with the goal that individuals can see them. Really I say to you; they have their reward. Be that as it may, at whatever point you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in mystery. And your Father, who finds in mystery, will remunerate you."


Why then do people pray so loudly with loudspeakers, even at night? They're not only announcing to others that they're praying, they very well disturb others.

Some shout so much at night in the name of prayers and disturb their neighbours in the process.

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by CAPSLOCKED: 1:15pm On May 27, 2018

TO CREATE MORE VIVID IMAGINATIONS ABOUT THINGS THAT NEITHER WORKS NOR EXISTS... MAYBE.

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by AdolfHitlerxXx: 1:15pm On May 27, 2018
teamsynergy:
depends on loaction .. if u re in a calm envronment u may close ur eyes to avoid distraction. however, if u are in a Boko infected area, hmmm keep one eye out

Hihihi...moorafucker....hihihi
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by luvcherish(m): 1:17pm On May 27, 2018
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by teamsynergy: 1:17pm On May 27, 2018
chrisb2r200:
must you post nonsense?...I have been seeing all the controversy u guys have been posting about Christianity on Sundays. Why didn't u ask your pastor that's if u r a christian? ....looking for weak sheep's to derail...,.it will never be well with Antichrist. "Live and let live"


you re angry over nothing... people that didn't believe Jesus was the son of God asked him so many questions. he never told peter to decapitate them, rather he enlightened them...
if ur faith is threatened by this, I doubt u have any faith at all

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by Hotzone(m): 1:17pm On May 27, 2018
Opening your eyes may distract ur concentration
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by infogenius(m): 1:18pm On May 27, 2018
MamaKs:
You pray with closed eyes to avoid distractions
.

Spot on. That's the simple reason
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by MichaelSokoto(m): 1:20pm On May 27, 2018
me I dont close eyes oo!!
on d look out 4 d mofo wey gor attempt deep hand inside plate collect meat. cool
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by Nobody: 1:21pm On May 27, 2018
to make us concentrate and that's one of the reasons we still have alter.. in the church everybody is facing the alter so that our mind will be focus on God alone.
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by Gullah: 1:21pm On May 27, 2018
I believe it is to avoid distractions, there is no command for people to pray with their eyes closed in the Bible but I believe it is better that way so you will be totally concentrated on your prayer and not be distracted by other happenings around you

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by meobizy(f): 1:22pm On May 27, 2018
Abeg, enough with this topic. This question has gotten answered twenty plus times already.

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by chrisb2r200: 1:22pm On May 27, 2018
teamsynergy:



you re angry over nothing... people that didn't believe Jesus was the son of God asked him so many questions. he never told peter to decapitate them, rather he enlightened them...
if ur faith is threatened by this, I doubt u have any faith at all
Bro my faith can never be threatened. Am just conscious of those who are not deep rooted.....there is nothing that can change my faith in Christianity and the Catholic church....God bless you all! Let's learn to respect peoples decision and way of life. God bless all christians, and may God bless all Muslims. ..."let peace reign"

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Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by meobizy(f): 1:24pm On May 27, 2018
bettyxx471:
If Nairaland closes today I wonder what you'll do with your life.
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by ThatHistoryGuy(m): 1:25pm On May 27, 2018
For maximum concentration
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by Cutehector(m): 1:29pm On May 27, 2018
So that we wont see Jesus grin

That's what they told us when we were little
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by KingsCity: 1:30pm On May 27, 2018
To avoid distractions
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by BlackHatNaija: 1:35pm On May 27, 2018
1) To honor God
2) To avoid distractions

That's all
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by computerglobal(m): 1:36pm On May 27, 2018
teamsynergy:
depends on loaction .. if u re in a calm envronment u may close ur eyes to avoid distraction. however, if u are in a Boko infested area, hmmm keep one eye out


grin grin
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by ANNOY(m): 1:45pm On May 27, 2018
bettyxx471:
OMG this is fake fake fake.
No-one should please try this.
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by Nobody: 1:50pm On May 27, 2018
TMemos:


Why then do people pray so loudly with loudspeakers, even at night? They're not only announcing to others that they're praying, they very well disturb others.

Some shout so much at night in the name of prayers and disturb their neighbours in the process.
gbam
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by BabaRamota1980: 1:58pm On May 27, 2018
To shut out visual distractions
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by Lanretoye(m): 2:19pm On May 27, 2018
Prayer is a communication between God and man with the mind.closing one’s eyes does not matter at all to me,if you like carry microphone too,you are only disturbing the peace of the community.
Re: Why Do We Pray With Our Eyes Closed? by olaade21: 2:21pm On May 27, 2018
So you can be carted away on slave ships.

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