A man can pray in any bodily position. For instance, Elijah put his face between his knees when he prayed (1 Kings 18:42)Use your eyes in prayer. I do not know how the custom of closing your eyes in prayer arose. Jesus' habit was to lift them. The bridegroom in Solomon's song says to his bride, "You have ravished my heart with one look of your eyes" (4:9). Jesus is attentive to our eyes while we pray. He observes that a tax collector "would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven" (Luke 18:13, 14)At other times, believers show God great love through the expression in their eyes. Learn to use your eyes correctly in your communion with God and with men.