The direction in which one should face whilst supplicating
Response: The sky is the qiblah, and raising the hands towards the sky is from the evidences of Ahlus-Sunnah affirming the Loftiness of Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala). Even the creatures, if they are afflicted (with pain) they raise their heads towards the sky. And the Ka’bah is the qiblahfor supplicating also as it is the qiblah for the salaah.
Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee