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Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by BABAawoo47: 3:06pm On Jan 29, 2023
nigeriancritic1:


When last did you hear the word "Holiness"?

It was a serious discourse in those days. People of today are not worshiping and are largely unclean.

Yoked with the world
pele oo
Yet, People "those days" are far more wicked

We tend to believe that past generations were moral and better. It's false, they were far more evil....
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by BRATISLAVA: 4:04pm On Jan 29, 2023
MITCHELL96:



They're many good contents in the magazine, you should know something about marketing strategy, the magazine had an unclad lady in front of it, this is to catch people's attention to either read or purchase it.

We know how this modern world works, things of the devil's sells faster than things if God.

Now, this magazine has been here and haven't affected my Christian life because when I'm not praying, I'm connected to things if of the world.

But why did I open my eyes and stared straight at it the moment I was trying to pray? It was as if someone tapped me, and you know when someone taps you when your eyes is closed, you'll definitely open your eyes to see who it is.

There's something fishy and I know the devil works.

And back to your question, if you're in communion with God at all times, when will you have time to work on your self on this earth? God doesn't work like that, that's why the bible said there's time for everything.

If it's by how you see it or think it should be, then Oyedepo, Adeboye and all those men of God will be praising and praying to God 24/7 all the rest of their lives.

There's a lot of distractions going on in today's world, you could just sit on your own and a lady with big ass just stands in your front, now, that's a distraction because your mind was actually on something else before the big ass lady came and without discipline and self control, it might lead you to something else, make you start lusting over her or imagining her on your bed.

This is applicable to every other thing.

Nice response, surprisingly.

If it is wrong to look at such when praying, is it wrong to look at such while not praying? Or do you as a person exist in different states of holiness at different states of life?

You don't need to walk around praying. But if your right hand offends youβ€”if you know it's wrong to look at it while prayingβ€”why not cut it off? The devil isn't that mysterious, pastor.
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Timagex(m): 4:20pm On Jan 29, 2023
phemmyfour:
Olodo
It's not mandatory to close your eyes, it's only necessary to help your mind from going astray due to unnecessary distraction.

If you ve trained and discipline yourself to that level, you can always pray while your eyes are opened.

Sorry daddy. grin grin grin
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Timagex(m): 4:21pm On Jan 29, 2023
lomprico:


What you just narrated here is 100% how religion works. They use fear to compell you to do things not necessary. For example they will tell you hell fire is sure for you when you don't pay tithe which is a very fat lie. Rogues.


Religion in Africa is different from the one practiced in other places in the world.
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Timagex(m): 4:21pm On Jan 29, 2023
Ladymillion:
LWKMD!

grin
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by MITCHELL96: 4:24pm On Jan 29, 2023
BRATISLAVA:


Nice response, surprisingly.

If it is wrong to look at such when praying, is it wrong to look at such while not praying? Or do you as a person exist in different states of holiness at different states of life?

You don't need to walk around praying. But if your right hand offends youβ€”if you know it's wrong to look at it while prayingβ€”why not cut it off? The devil isn't that mysterious, pastor.


I'm not a pastor please.

Well, the best thing to do is to get rid of the magazine because devil uses the things around us to tempt us.

Either I get rid of it or I cover the back that had the unclad lady or just don't dwell on the picture whenever I see it.

Just like the phone we all have now, I might be using my phone to do something good and worth doing while someone else is using his/hers to watch porn, scam people and all of that, and if you want to judge, we're both using a smartphone. I used mine for something good and someone else is using theirs for something bad.

So, this is applicable to the magazine too, what does your mind tell you to do or feed you with immediately you stare at the nude girl in the magazine?
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by MITCHELL96: 4:26pm On Jan 29, 2023
Kinzo0917:
. You just made me laff with your comment. Bless you man

πŸ˜„ Bless you too.
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by lomprico(m): 4:29pm On Jan 29, 2023
Timagex:



Religion in Africa is different from the one practiced in other places in the world.

Its the same thing worldwide
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by SaLongs1(m): 5:01pm On Jan 29, 2023
grin grin wait till you find out you have been duped completely by religion
Timagex:
A long time ago, when I was still a very curious kid, i asked mum why people close eyes during prayers. She told me that, during prayers, an angel is always on patrol and the angel pokes the eyes of people who dare open their eyes!!! shocked shocked. I was greatly afraid. This created a sense of fear in me and I always close my eyes tightly during any form of prayer. I started suspecting all those prayer warriors who walk around during prayers maybe they were angels. grin

One day, I needed to pay a certain fee, so, I came all the way from children church to adult church. There was an intense prayer session going on. I became afraid as there was no way to go in with my eyes closed. I peered and looked (maybe I will see the angel and dodge him) but, I didn't see anything. I rushed in, located my mum and she opened her purse to give me the money. She also asked me a few questions. She did all these with her eyes wide opened!! shocked Lo and behold, nothing happened to her eyes and my eyes. grin I was even more surprised when I saw the pastor with his eyes wide open while praying and leading prayers!!! shocked shocked. Abomination!! I waited in vain for the angel to strike, nothing happened. I was so disappointed and confused.

I started opening my eyes during prayers to see what will happen. Nothing. The problem now was, there was no way to tell mummy of my discovery without telling her that I now open my eyes during prayers. My position was, I was either deceived or the angel forgot our church. grin grin

Over 20 years ago and still smile any time I remember. cool cool. I'm not a consistent church goer these days tho....

Happy Sunday beautiful people. May God shine his light unto us. smiley

Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by malvisguy212: 5:50pm On Jan 29, 2023
Chetas81:
HOW LONG WILL CONTINUE TO BELIEVED IN WHAT THE BRITISH COLONY SOLD TO US AS AN AFRICAN CITIZENS
the Gospel must be preach to EVERY Part of the world. we will propagate the Gospel and there's nothing you can do about it.
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Goldbw122(m): 6:20pm On Jan 29, 2023
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Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Nobody: 8:07pm On Jan 29, 2023
MITCHELL96:
πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

I still close my eyes when I pray shaa, it makes the connection and communication real since you can't see Jesus with your physical eyes.

Closing your eyes also helps in concentration.

I remember praying one time like that and something just made me open my eyes and It was straight at one magazine on the side table which had a nude lady as the cover, it made me lose focus I swear but I still managed to pray but that girl pic was still ringing in my head and mind πŸ˜†

Now, tell me if that wasn't the work of the devil to distract me, Satan uses many means to trick people.


angry
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Nobody: 8:10pm On Jan 29, 2023
MITCHELL96:
πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

I still close my eyes when I pray shaa, it makes the connection and communication real since you can't see Jesus with your physical eyes.

Closing your eyes also helps in concentration.

I remember praying one time like that and something just made me open my eyes and It was straight at one magazine on the side table which had a nude lady as the cover, it made me lose focus I swear but I still managed to pray but that girl pic was still ringing in my head and mind πŸ˜†

Now, tell me if that wasn't the work of the devil to distract me, Satan uses many means to trick people.


so u sayin u close yor eye in church so u can theif womens wallet while they pray in church...corrrect?...
brother u may be goin t hell for that u no...Repent. bein gay & liking mans definately mean u cant usually make heaven sir!! (no oofeinse) angry .
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by adeolamighty: 8:56pm On Jan 29, 2023
MITCHELL96:
πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

I still close my eyes when I pray shaa, it makes the connection and communication real since you can't see Jesus with your physical eyes.

Closing your eyes also helps in concentration.

I remember praying one time like that and something just made me open my eyes and It was straight at one magazine on the side table which had a nude lady as the cover, it made me lose focus I swear but I still managed to pray but that girl pic was still ringing in my head and mind πŸ˜†

Now, tell me if that wasn't the work of the devil to distract me, Satan uses many means to trick people.

You said one can't see Jesus physically, right?

How come you Christians have pictures of Jesus in the Church?

Where was his pictures found, if he was not seen physically?
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Bahamas95(m): 9:03pm On Jan 29, 2023
BRATISLAVA:


And today, what has all that caution done to stop you from your lifestyle of posting phornographic tales here?
I am very sure your parents warned you against eating your neighbour's food.......Swear say you never chop person food before. grin
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by 1Sharon(f): 9:25pm On Jan 29, 2023
Mrkumareze:
Until Angel barnabas slap you, u go learn to close eyes

Where does the bible mention closing eyes during prayer?
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by 1Sharon(f): 9:30pm On Jan 29, 2023
nigeriancritic1:


Do you think it is always necessary to make noise in neighbourhood as a good form of worship.

It was a small gathering that needed no electronics for noise. We had light and could hear one another clearly.
Don't be mischievous.

Lol you're funny. No microphone was used either?
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by MITCHELL96: 9:57pm On Jan 29, 2023
adeolamighty:


You said one can't see Jesus physically, right?

How come you Christians have pictures of Jesus in the Church?

Where was his pictures found, if he was not seen physically?


And who told you I'm among those that have that shit as Jesus in my house? πŸ˜’ I don't have strength for this, man.


Jesus is a BLACK man with dread locks because the bible gave a clue about how his hair was 'Hair as a wool'

That's the hint bible gave us and what you're seeing is just an imaginary picture by the white folks to deceive people to believing that's who Jesus is and how he looks like.
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by bobestman(m): 10:14pm On Jan 29, 2023
Tokskob2008:
Lol... Naija kind of Christianity is something else.

you need to close your eyes before your prayers can be answered.

You need to shout and scream off your heads out before God can hear your prayers lol.

If you don't give tithes your prayers can't and won't get to God, funny enough the money for offering and tithes doesn't get to God either lol.
you dey mind them. Them don chop their head
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by bobestman(m): 10:25pm On Jan 29, 2023
That is what oyibos told our ancestors to do and before they opened their eyes, they have taken over our land. Whether you close or open in your decrees, affirmations and meditations, if your heart is pure and you asked aright, you shall see! Leave those churchians, them don chop their head.
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Mrkumareze(m): 10:48pm On Jan 29, 2023
1Sharon:


Where does the bible mention closing eyes during prayer?

Ask church goers cos me I don become something else wink
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by BRATISLAVA: 11:46pm On Jan 29, 2023
Bahamas95:
I am very sure your parents warned you against eating your neighbour's food.......Swear say you never chop person food before. grin

Those are two different things. You can't project your blatant disobedience on others like that and with such unrelated instances. Because you ate people's food doesn't mean I did.

Fat lot of good those warnings did for you.
Re: Why I Stopped Closing My Eyes During Prayers. by Davidsimonnie: 8:51am On Jan 30, 2023
Hey!!!
The truth of the matter was that your mummy told you that, based on the reverential attitude, and, comportment auth to have in the presence of God, and she did not explain to you.
In the real sense, we close our eyes to avoid distractions and to enable us to concentrate

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