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CLOSE YOUR EYES TO HEAR THAT STILL SMALL VOICE 

The Civil Writer Magazine

For many, prayer is a private matter, an intercession between a person and God or another higher power. Closing your eyes as you do it is a way to block out distractions and focus on the conversation. Instead of using your eyes to communicate with others, you shut them and turn your thoughts inward. It is symbolic because it shows that we are humbling ourselves before the Lord.

To close your eyes the visual field becomes

a small space. An accessory of this is the ability to feel spiritual emotions when the eyes are closed. Emotions get us closer to spirituality than beliefs because emotions are the path to positive feelings not beliefs.

Shouldn't we therefore close our eyes to get an answer from God.

If the objective is to talk to God in spatial silence shouldn't the same objective hold true for receiving an answer. Your spatial silence brings an ability to see and understand in darkness.

[Elijah] went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him… a gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:9).