Where to look when you pray

Why do we close our eyes when in prayer? Aren’t we supposed to look up into the heavens or at least somewhere else?

At the Sunday School, Jack noticed Philip didn’t close his eyes when others were praying, he kept looking at us,” said Jack, he went to report this to the Reverend, “Would you please tell Philip to close his eyes while we pray?” “How did you know that he didn’t shut his eyes while others did? It means that the two of you never close your eyes the way I taught you,” said the Reverend angrily, he went ahead to punish the two boys for their mischief, “but, reverend he was the one staring at me,” cried Philip, “I was just trying to make him stop watching him, to shut his eyes,”

Back at home when the meal is ready, everyone is served, then one person says THE GRACE before everyone can begin munching their meal, while everyone else eyes is closed, Philip slowly stretches his hands across the table exchanges his plate with that of his brother then quickly folds his hands again as if in prayer, when everyone finally opens their eyes, his brother Jack notices that his meal has chicken wings instead of a juicy stake, he tries to fight back for his rightful plate, he tries to exchange the food in his plate for that of Philip’s plate. Their mother notices this confrontation and reprimands them both,

“From this minute on we are not going to say the grace with our eyes closed,” she said to them.

0 0 vote
Article Rating


...

advertisement

...






Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Obama issues first 2020 endorsements: 'Our country's future hangs on this election'

Former President Barack Obama on Monday issued his first wave of 2020 down-ballot endorsements and backed more than 100 Democratic candidates with the goal of helping Democrats keep control of the House of Representatives, win a majority of the Senate and win…

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
Trump continues to lose ground in 2020 election as nation grapples with coronavirus

The national political landscape has clearly and significantly shifted in Joe Biden's favor since he emerged as the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee back in March just as the public health emergency was taking hold.

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
NY prosecutors say Trump investigation extends beyond hush money payments

Manhattan prosecutors on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss President Donald Trump's lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his financial records, arguing that the claims have already been rejected by other courts, while emphasizing that their investigation …

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
Teacher: I may have signed death warrant by voting for Trump - CNN Video

Nancy Shively, an Oklahoma teacher, voted for Trump in 2016. Now, amid a heated debate on reopening schools and watching his response to the pandemic, she says she fears for her life.

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi explains her 'lack of confidence' in Dr. Deborah Birx - CNN Video

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses her recent criticisms that she doesn't have confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
The FDA's list of dangerous hand sanitizers has now grown to more than 100

The agency's list of hand sanitizers now includes those that contain insufficient levels of alcohol.

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
Trump criticizes Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings

President Donald Trump criticized Dr. Deborah Birx in a Monday tweet after she warned the pandemic is "extraordinarily widespread" in the US.

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
No one is immune to coronavirus, expert says, with infections rising in both rural and urban communities

The US has entered a "new phase" of the coronavirus pandemic, a top expert says, with cases rising in both urban and rural areas.

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
No signs Trump has pandemic plan despite chilling warnings from administration's top doctors

Donald Trump's top government experts now say that the pandemic is entering a new phase as it invades the rural heartland -- and they can't say how long it will last.

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
Coronavirus live news and updates from around the world

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.

CNN | 03 Aug, 2020
Powered by NewsAPI.org