Small Still Voice


Prayer manifests itself in many ways. Consider the range of sound prayer takes. The example that comes to mind is the story of Elijah escaping to the desert where he hears the voice of God.
After wind, earthquake, and fire, Elijah hears a “small still voice.” (I Kings 19:11-13).
Think of the various prayer experiences. Christian prayer runs the sound gamut from loud bells to quiet meditation. Muslims are called to prayer by the muezzin, but when they pray during daytime it is usually silent. Jewish prayer ranges from the voice of the cantor reaching high decibels to the silent reading of the Amidah, or the silent prayer, which is the most important prayer of the Jewish ritual.
Each prayer, loud or silent, is deeply spiritual, and is an expression from the heart. Whatever the volume of your words, remember to seek out what Elijah finally heard — the “still small voice of God.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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