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Is it sometimes recommended to not pray out loud in order to keep the devil from knowing the content of our prayers?

 

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Satan and his demonic forces are powerful, but they don't share God's attributes of omniscience, omnipresence, or omnipotence. They are created beings that are still subject to God's permissive will (as illustrated in Job 1:12 and Job 2:6), and they are lesser than God in every respect (1 John 4:4). 

Paul also says that the salvation that Christians have received from God should give them a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline, rather than timidity (2 Timothy 1:7).

As Christians, we should avoid taking deliberate or foolish actions that expose us to temptation, sin, or needless danger, and thereby put God to the test. We should also always remember that we are reliant on God's help and strength in opposing the world, our flesh, and the devil, rather than dealing with them only through our own efforts. And we should not pray aloud just to make a show of our piety to other people (Matthew 6:5). However, in my opinion, we have no need to avoid praying aloud to God from a concern about informing Satan and his demons of our plans, desires, or concerns.

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