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September 21st, 2010, 02:52 AM
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When you pray, do you clasp your hands or bow your head and close your eyes to "shut the world out"?

Do you do anything to connect to the higher being you're praying to, before you start your prayer?
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September 21st, 2010, 05:46 AM
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no I dont bow my head or anything much. I sometimes close my eyes though
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September 21st, 2010, 06:08 AM
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I dont clasp hand or anything but i do close my eyes.
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September 21st, 2010, 07:38 AM
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Depends on where I am. In church, I do both. If I am praying while driving (which I OFTEN do), well obviously, neither!
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September 21st, 2010, 07:51 AM
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I usually close my eyes, sometimes bow my head. I usually have candles, incense and the fragrance oil warmer going, unless I'm driving.. then eyes are open. LOL
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September 21st, 2010, 08:53 AM
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If I can't see the sky I close my eyes. Otherwise I look into the sky. If I'm in church, eg at choir, I bow my head because that's what everyone else does.

With prayer, I don't do anything else to connect, as I don't believe it's necessary. With meditation, I do tend to use incense. I do sometimes light a candle tho as a kind of focusing of intention, especially if it's a really important request for someone else.
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September 21st, 2010, 10:28 AM
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Not anymore I dont. I might close my eyes and bow my head once in a blue moon but thats more to allow me some deep breathing to center myself then the prayer part.

I mostly just internally talk to the Divine than do a formal prayer.
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September 21st, 2010, 10:55 AM
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In church I usually bow my head and clasp my hands but otherwise I just focus on something else...
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September 22nd, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Depends. I do all or none, it just varied on what I want at the moment. I never kneel down though, that just seems strange to me.

I have a hard time concentrating if I hear any noises. I usually pray outside or in bed or if I want to do it during the day and meditate, I go into the bathroom, take a bath and put the fan on high to block out noise. I close the bathroom curtain as well. I can't seem to concentrate when artificial light is shining on me.
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September 22nd, 2010, 08:20 AM
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I kinda just talk inside myself. No eye closing, no hand clasping.

If I'm meditating I'll dim the lights or go in a room with natural light, and i'll get comfy on a chair before I begin.
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