I desire therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
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Tertullian of Carthage
To produce, by means of "holy hands".
But what reason is there in going to prayer with hands indeed washed, but the spirit foul?-inasmuch as to our hands themselves spiritual purities are necessary, that they may be "lifted up pure".
of prayer nothing at all has been prescribed, except clearly "to pray at every time and every place."