Diana Hopeson: Follow Jesus' example and stop the disruptive, loud prayers in your neighborhood.
Diana Hopeson, a gospel singer-songwriter, has chastised Christians for their loud and disruptive religious practices, particularly their prayers, which annoy their neighbors.
Yesterday, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, Ms. Hopeson appeared on N0.1 FM, 105.3 of Class Media Group (CMG).
Apostle Bismark Owusu, the host of the N0.1 Live Worship show, had questioned her on whether responding to criticism is appropriate behavior for a Christian.
She began by saying that Jesus Christ, the creator of the Christian religion, who was no stranger to scathing criticism at the hands of the religious authorities of his day, serves as her motivation in the face of criticism.
The Meyi Yehowa Aye singer continued by saying that in contrast to the "Scribes, Pharisees,Jesus would rather "rise at dawn and go to a place where he would not disturb and rouse people's attention" as opposed to other members of Israel's clergy who would "wear long attention-seeking [religious] garments" and "pray in public [during the day's busy activities] for everyone to see."
This is a good Christian attitude, she claimed.
Let's take this as a lesson for those of us who frequently pray aloud so as to disrupt the serenity and quiet of others. Jesus did not have this behavior, the woman replied.
By mentioning that Jesus had "a secret place" where "somersaulting and any other thing could be done - it's between you and your God," Diana Hopeson stressed that she is not specifically against noisy prayer.
Prayer is personal for both you and your God," Diana Hopeson's most recent composition, Rainbow God's Covenant, a reggae song, was published on Friday, July 15, 2022.