I hear there is an inyan not to pray in clothes that one slept in. I also heard the qualification that this is only for clothes meant for sleeping. (I don't have sources)

Would something like boxers and undershirt count under this rule?

For example, you are away for shabbat, but only have one undershirt. You sleep in it, but can't change it the next day. Is is better not to wear it to tefillah?

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    Oct 27, 2013 at 20:26
  • Seems to be no mekor
    – sam
    Oct 28, 2013 at 0:15
  • Except for Kitzur Shulchan Aruch maybe,but the minhag is not to be concerned with sleeping in clothes.
    – sam
    Oct 28, 2013 at 0:21
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    kitzur.net/main.php?siman=71 halacha 5
    – sam
    Oct 28, 2013 at 0:25

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I learnt that as soon as our eyes open from sleeping that Modeh Ani is declared. This would imply that a person would immediately start praying in the very clothes that they had slept in.

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    Different kinds of prayer may have different rules.
    – Double AA
    Nov 27, 2013 at 4:04
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    Nov 27, 2013 at 14:42
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    Especially since modeh aNi does not contain gods name
    – andrewmh20
    Jul 26, 2014 at 20:55

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