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Why do we usually close our eyes, while we pray?
It happens with most of us. Why do we do that?
I close my eyes when I pray to become more absorbed in thought on the Supreme. Closed eyes help to avoid distractions. I also like to visualize being in the heavenly realms when I pray, it makes me feel better and more connected to the Supreme.
One reason, closing our eyes while praying is one way of shutting off distractions from visual stimulation. Another possible reason is that we can pray “fervently”, with feeling that is usually associated with reverence and love.
The practice may also have been handed down through the centuries from an instinctual understanding that feelings, instead of thoughts which may be temporarily shut out with the eyes closed, get us connected with our inner self and God, the object/purpose of our prayer in the first place.
i close my eyes when i pray so that i could have this serene feeling pouring out my feelings to God. This helps avoid distractions too.
personally i need to shut down and block the world so i can reconnect with my Maker. that's why i close my eyes when i pray. not all the time though. sometimes i look around me or focus on the crucifix or something. like talking to a person..
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