What is the direction that Christians pray to God? Followers of Judaism face Bait Al-Maqdas whereas Muslims turn their face to Baitullah (Kaaba), Makkah while praying. a) What is the direction in which Christians pray? b) Since when they are praying in that direction?

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Your question is one of ecumenicalism: you must define terms to receive an accurate response.  How have you defined Christian?  If Christian is defined denominationally, there are myriad responses possible.  If Christian is defined as one who accepts Jesus is God, then one prays towards their Heavenly Father, through His...

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Your question is one of ecumenicalism: you must define terms to receive an accurate response.  How have you defined Christian?  If Christian is defined denominationally, there are myriad responses possible.  If Christian is defined as one who accepts Jesus is God, then one prays towards their Heavenly Father, through His Son, Jesus.  However, philosophically speaking, if God is omnipresent, then ones prayer need not be oriented in a phyiscal direction, but rather a spiritual direction.

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Insightful comparison! Christians don’t pray toward any geographic place, although they do hold Bethlehem as special, and install “crèches” in their homes at Christmas (reproductions of the manger where Christ was born, complete with shepherds, angels, animals, and the Three Kings.) They pray inwardly and toward the sky, where they believe Heaven might be, and they pray “through” messengers to God (intercession), notably Mary and the saints—they usually have a patron saint who acts as an intercessor. Christians pray for forgiveness, for salvation (especially at the moment of death), and for peace while in the earthly plane; praying for material goods, or good luck, or such mundane matters, is frowned upon; praying for the welfare of others is encouraged. They use statues, holy pictures, etc. not as idols but as help in concentrating their meditation on Christ’s example. To a Christian, praying is having a private conversation with the Deity, in which, by calmly and quietly “listening,” he can “hear” Christ’s message.

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