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Why do you bow your head and close your eyes to pray (if you do), once Jesus appeared to always be portrayed as looking Heavenward as soon as He prayed? Do we feel to pray as Jesus did is someexactly how disrespectful?
From what I recognize, bowing the head is a sign of respect. I am certain it would certainly not issue wright here we placed our head as soon as in prayer though.-ray
Well, I pray in both means. In fact as soon as I am driving to college I pray and also you wouldn"t want me to bow my head and cshed my eyes then, would certainly you? LOL. I think once human being bow their head and also pray it is ultimately to help be less of a distractivity when you are in a room of world and also you are able to have your major emphasis on God, the one thing that always bothered me in church is once tright here is prayers said civilization are looking about.
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Well, I pray in both means. In fact as soon as I am going to institution I pray and also you wouldn"t want me to bow my head and also cshed my eyes then, would you? LOL. I think once human being bow their head and also pray it is ultimately to help be much less of a distraction when you are in a room of human being and you are able to have your main focus on God, the one thing that constantly bothered me in church is once tright here is prayers said people are looking approximately.
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Yes, and also now I pray for whatever and I love to speak to my heavenly Father no issue that is watching me. I talk to him on my means to classes and also in the middle of a test.
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I love to look at the food on my plate once I provide many thanks for it.I love to look at others in the eyes when I pray for them.Try it sometime. When others pray for me this way, it is choose the eyes of Jesus with love in them looking at me. Sometimes I feel like crying.
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Why do you bow your head and close your eyes to pray (if you do), once Jesus seemed to always be shown as looking Heavenward when He prayed? Do we feel to pray as Jesus did is somehow disrespectful?
I was taught that it was out of respect to bow your head, and also to avoid all distractions for cshedding your eyes. I remember when I checked out a Christian school, 2 teachers invited anyone to come accomplish them during lunch for prayer. The the majority of we ever before had actually was 4, the 2 teachers and also a kid I drug along with me. There were so many distractions in the hall it was pretty necessary to cshed our eyes to not obtain distracted.
I was taught to bow my head to display respect to God. To display we are willing to bow prior to him and also worship him and just him. I carry out but likewise pray while driving. And I forgo the bowing of my head and also closing of my eyes at those times. I think the world looking approximately in church in the time of prayer are the ones who are questioning, freshly conserved, or not saved yet. I additionally have actually viewed this. However before, I noticed it once I had actually to open up my eyes to take care of my infant or toddler, not because I was peeking.....lol.
I always took it as a representation of humility, though I think it has actually even more or much less ddeveloped to tradition/conventional practice with no substantial meaning.
Uncle Willie, I had actually the very same question and someday God explained it to me prefer this:Exo 3:6 Moreover he sassist, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afrassist to look upon God. We close our eyes when we enter into the glory of God"s presence because we will certainly not have the ability to look at God. When we pray we are having communion with Him and also if we carry out it ideal we are not suppose to look at His glory because we will be afrhelp. We bow our heads out of respect for the Father.
As others have said, it is mainly to not acquire distracted. (I get VERY conveniently distracted .... not simply in prayer but doing anything )I frequently execute look up if I pray for "something big" or if offering thanks, however in big gatherings it is easier to shut out the world by closing eyes and also bowing the head.
As others have shelp, it is largely to not obtain distracted. (I acquire VERY conveniently distracted .... not just in prayer yet doing anypoint )I frequently do look up if I pray for "somepoint big" or if providing many thanks, yet in huge gatherings it is simpler to shut out the people by cshedding eyes and also bowing the head.

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Why execute you bow your head and cshed your eyes to pray (if you do), when Jesus seemed to always be portrayed as looking Heavenward when He prayed? Do we feel to pray as Jesus did is somejust how disrespectful?
The question is ok to ask, the logic adhering to is flawed however. How some huguy depicted/drew/painted Jesus as He prayed is not Biblical Truth, but a rendering of that certain perkid. Just saying. We can"t base anypoint on the renderings of men to be Biblical Truth in my opinion.That being said, as many have declared to bow and also cshed one"s eyes is a sign of reverence and also respect for our Living King. For He surely is our King! One scripture provided, tright here are others as well. The prayer of the Publihave the right to comes initially to mind:Luke 18:10 .) Two males went up right into the temple to pray; the one a Phariview, and also the other a publideserve to.11 .) The Phariview stood and prayed for this reason via himself, God, I say thanks to thee, that I am not as other males are, extortioners, unsimply, adulterers, or also as this publideserve to.12 .) I quick twice in the week, I provide tithes of all that I possess.13 .) And the publihave the right to, standing amuch off, would certainly not lift up so a lot as his eyes unto heaven, however smote upon his breastern, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.14 .) I tell you, this man went down to his house justified quite than the other: for eexceptionally one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and also he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.There are times I pray kneeling down, head bowed, eyes closed, and also sometimes - even weeping. There are other times, once my arthritis is so negative that I can not kneel dvery own, I will certainly sit on the side of my bed with head bowed, eyes closed to pray. Other times, when asked to pray in Church Service, I will certainly stand also through eyes closed, head bowed to pray. Sometimes I spread open my arms, periodically I do not. Other times I pray while driving, while walking around, or at the table asking Him to bless a meal, or many kind of various other times in the time of the day. Much of the times such as these, my eyes are open.Praying to God is NOT around a details physical position, praying to God is ALL ABOUT the Spiroutine problem of the one praying. We worship Him, and also pray to Him............in Spirit and in Truth.Don"t look to the imaginative renderings of guy to learn how to worship God, look to the Divine Spirit. God bless