Praying and Shouting, The Christian Life

God and his angels are calm, gentle, and peaceful. 

Satan and his demons are wild, raucous, rowdy.

So why imitate that which is not of God?

 

As Christians, we should understand the difference between praying and shouting.

Praying (Continuous form of prayer) is the one to one communication with God, in depiction of thanksgiving and dialogue.

Shouting, on the other hand, in this case, is the act of increasing the voice to a very high pitch, such that it covers a distance, whereof mere talking can’t, usually to grab more audience or reach to the hearing of the audience.

We can therefore see that when we shout, (for whatever reason), we are reaching to more audience.

Although, our target might be a defined audience, shouting breaches it.

Now, when we pray to God with very high voices, in a way that meets the characteristics of shouting, our focus tends lost.

The motives, found in Christians for the cacophonic prayers aren’t more than these

Answered prayers.

Irascible as it seems, most Christians believe that the louder their voices are, the more tendency for their prayers to be answered.

By Impression and imitation, Christians developed an illusion that “the more you shout, the better the chances of your prayers being answered.”

Rationally, a man named John walked into the temple to pray, and in the act, he shouts. The others in the temple, new to this development prayed silently to God.

Howbeit, while praying, they heard john’s loud request for an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle), a car.

After some days, John in the sight of the silent praying ones was riding an SUV, and for reasons best known to God, their requests were lingered.

The silent praying ones, in this light, adopted John’s rowdy method of praying, and then the disappointment during prayers, made the new method seem like a fray with God.

it eventually bore into their heads, as they forgot their accustomed silent method of praying.

Yet, it might not have occurred to them that John actually stole the money to buy the controversial SUV.

Still yet, the other foolish Christians sighting their fellows, impressed by their well-to-do status, would imitate.

“If a very rich man shouts to God, and he gets more money, why won’t a poor man shout?”

 

Shouting is a trait associated with violence, and a man who is violent shouts a lot. He is likely to commit sin.

A peaceful man hates shouting, as it breaches his peace. He is usually displeased with those who shout.

God, on this hand, is peaceful, and since all possible traits of peace come from him, he hates shouting.

Coming to God, with blaring voices is a show of disrespect. We all know that “God is peace”, and “he that comes to him must be peaceful”.

Shouting breaches peace, and where there is no peace, the devil invades, or has invaded.

Peace is said to be breached when non-praying Christians are disturbed by the cacophonic prayers of other Christians.

Moreover, those who are led by the holy spirit exhibit “Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control”- Gal 5:22 , of which shouting is excluded.

 

To the Hearing

God resides in an invisible realm, far up above the sky.   Shouting to reach the hearing of God reduces him to a human.

When a person is far away, and you shout loud enough, the person will hear.

Therefore, when we shout to reach the hearing of God, we imply that he is far away, and he can’t hear us. This an unintended mockery to the creator.

God and his angels are calm, gentle, and peaceful. Satan and his demons are wild, raucous, rowdy.

So why imitate that which is not of God?

If you pray with the manner of the Devil, God will brand you as one of the devil’s own, and won’t hear you.

So thus, when we pray to God, we should pray to him in peace, and he would answer us in peace, rather than pieces.

Disadvantages of Shouting

1.    God might not hear you.
2.    Others nearby might monitor Your progress.
3.    You might be attracting demons, as peace attracts peace, shouting attracts shouting meshed with anger, angst, violence, and others.
4.    Loss of energy, which leads to tiredness.
5.    Lack of focus.

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