When is the best time to pray and why should we close our eyes when we pray?

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The best time to pray is when the brain is the clearest and that is generally in the morning. And people close their eyes when they pray to avoid distractions. However, God hears our prayers at any time whether we are sitting, standing, or kneeling; eyes opened or closed; in a church, at home, or outside; in the morning or at night.

The proper way to pray is to pour out our hearts to God, with full faith that He may hear and answer. We are to present our requests to God, keeping in mind that God knows what is best and will not grant a request that is not according to His will. Our prayers should be an expression of love, gratitude, and worship to God. With a child like faith, the believers should approach their Heavenly Father.

Our Heavenly Father is eager to hear and answer our prayers. The Bible teaches in 1 John 5:14-15, to have confidence when we come to God in prayer, for He hears us and will grant whatever we ask if it is for our ultimate good. Jesus confirmed in John 14:13-14,  “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

As the disciples would cooperate with Heaven in the spreading of the gospel, they could rest assured that the boundless resources of Omnipotence are at their disposal. God would supply their every need and honor the petitions lodged before the throne in the name of Jesus. “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesian 3:20).

In His service.

BibleAsk Team

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