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    Does it make a difference what you are looking at? Can you focus on God and surrender in the Spirit yet intellectually dwell on something that may not be in God's will?

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    If we're praying in the Spirit and our mind (part of the soul, not the spirit) asserts itself with a distraction--as it often does--the Spirit must silence the mind. When we're in prayer and our mind says "let's see if there's a new e-mail" or "I wonder what's for dinner" or "Will the Seahawks win the game?" our spirit must silence that distracting chatter, not allow it to disrupt our prayer life.

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    I really would be VERY careful in what I say about a true man of God. Perry Stone is genuine and sincere. It is better to not say anything than state our opinions. It could cause someone to stumble especially a younger Christian. There are a lot of preachers on TV that I just shake my head at - they are "FAR OUT" in left field doctrinally and in spirit. Lets warn others about them rather than a man doing 2 things while praying. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookman View Post
    If we're praying in the Spirit and our mind (part of the soul, not the spirit) asserts itself with a distraction--as it often does--the Spirit must silence the mind. When we're in prayer and our mind says "let's see if there's a new e-mail" or "I wonder what's for dinner" or "Will the Seahawks win the game?" our spirit must silence that distracting chatter, not allow it to disrupt our prayer life.
    So as I was getting ready to go out today, I was listening to worship music and praying in tongues. I put on my makeup, did my hair, chose clothes & jewelry, socks and boots, scarf and coat, all the while praying on and off in tongues... you're telling me that speaking in tongues while doing that is not appropriate? That I should get ready and then pray? What about the scripture that tells us to pray without ceasing?

    Certainly, while in deep intercession while we are praying with groanings those are the times to silence (bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ) but I dare say that all of us have prayed in tongues while doing other mundane things, yes, even to check and see if the text I just got is important.

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    --the Spirit must silence the mind.
    Amen

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    So as I was getting ready to go out today, I was listening to worship music and praying in tongues. I put on my makeup, did my hair, chose clothes & jewelry, socks and boots, scarf and coat, all the while praying on and off in tongues... you're telling me that speaking in tongues while doing that is not appropriate? That I should get ready and then pray? What about the scripture that tells us to pray without ceasing?

    Certainly, while in deep intercession while we are praying with groanings those are the times to silence (bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ) but I dare say that all of us have prayed in tongues while doing other mundane things, yes, even to check and see if the text I just got is important.
    Well, I'll just say that I can't keep my spirit focused when my mind is sending distracting suggestions, such as "let's check email" and stuff like that. I'm not saying there are SOME tasks we can't still easily do while praying in the spirit, but a task like texting or planning the dinner menu requires thoughts that I find a distraction to prayer. I want to be focused on the Lord alone when I'm in prayer, even praying in tongues. I know my natural mind wants to go off in a dozen different directions in order to weaken my prayer focus. I can't let that happen.

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    If he had done that twice a day and skipped his wild theories on the OT where he changes the premises so that the numbers will fit and hopes that you don't notice what he did, then I would be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookman View Post
    Well, I'll just say that I can't keep my spirit focused when my mind is sending distracting suggestions, such as "let's check email" and stuff like that. I'm not saying there are SOME tasks we can't still easily do while praying in the spirit, but a task like texting or planning the dinner menu requires thoughts that I find a distraction to prayer. I want to be focused on the Lord alone when I'm in prayer, even praying in tongues. I know my natural mind wants to go off in a dozen different directions in order to weaken my prayer focus. I can't let that happen.
    I think we're saying the same thing... there's a time we pray as we go through our day and then there's a time to focus in prayer. It's not either or, it's both.

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    Tongues and texting are the least of my concerns about Perry Stone.

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    A.J. says:
    It's not either or, it's both.
    I do both.

    It is obvious Perry is with a group as you can hear others praying. Also the mic is a give away. My point is the video is posted on a mockery site, so I wouldn't give it any space. I suspect from his responses after looking at the phone he is seeing prayer requests.

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