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“Closing your eyes while praying has no scriptural backing”, Reno Omokri

Self acclaimed Gospeller and activist, Reno Omokri has revealed that your closing eyes during prayer has not biblical backing.

The former presidential aide, made this known after he visited an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Ethiopia, where he joined them in prayer by closing his eyes, only to be stopped by a priest who proved to him that the act of closing your eyes in prayer is not scriptural.

Sharing his experience, he wrote:

“I am in Ethiopia, where I went to an Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The priest asked the congregation to pray and I closed my eyes to pray. The priest came to me and asked in Amharic ‘why are you closing your eyes’. I said ‘because we are praying’. He said ‘where do you see that in Scripture’. I was speechless. Ethiopians are the oldest Christians in the world, bar none. They became Christians a year after Christ’s death (Acts 8:38). Jews and Ethiopian Christians do not close their eyes to pray. The practice is a European tradition, originating from the practice of making petitions to kings, of which protocol demanded that your eyes be closed. So many traditions we think are Scriptural, are not!
#FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets

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I am in Ethiopia, where I went to an Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The priest asked the congregation to pray and I closed my eyes to pray. The priest came to me and asked in Amharic ‘why are you closing your eyes’. I said ‘because we are praying’. He said ‘where do you see that in Scripture’. I was speechless. Ethiopians are the oldest Christians in the world, bar none. They became Christians a year after Christ’s death (Acts 8:38). Jews and Ethiopian Christians do not close their eyes to pray. The practice is a European tradition, originating from the practice of making petitions to kings, of which protocol demanded that your eyes be closed. So many traditions we think are Scriptural, are not! #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets

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