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Why do people close their eyes during shemoney esray as opposed to davening from a siddur? Is the concentration not better when you see the words in front of you?

in my experience , there are moments where I am davening for something and my concentration is better if I close my eyes to focus on nothing but the concept and thing that I am davening/praising hashem for.

I find myself spacing out when I dont daven from a siddur

When you don’t daven with a siddur do you close your eyes? or are you spaced out?

Is there a source for not davening shemone esray from a siddur

from my point of view , whether or not it has a scriptural source is immaterial, as it helps me daven plus I don’t remember seeing anywhere that you cant close your eyes. so I don’t need a source for it