Praying via Facebook doesn’t seem like a thing we’ve all been waiting for.
Our problem is the bitter complaint from Monotheists that G^d does not send us Prophets anymore, nor addresses us directly. “The Era of Prophecy has closed.” Famous religious leaders admitting that they lived in Divine silence. Many claim that at times, G^d hides His Face from us. Really?
We talk to G^d in formal and in informal prayers. But when we really pour out our hearts, He does answer. Always. No, not with a thunderous voice. But thoughts come up that can only be taken as Him responding.
Would you say that thoughts are too meaningless? Not so for psychiatrists. They can declare you crazy on simple thoughts or voices in your head.
Pay attention to these thoughts’ messages. You’ll see, they’re feedback. Though, you need to ponder if they’re Sage advice or Satan’s temptations.
And when we listen to Torah readings, He’s speaking to us in a loud voice.
And when we learn Torah, our novel thoughts are Divine Speech too. And the Sages state that there is no Torah learning without new thoughts!
And when we learn with a loving learning partner, His Voice will emanate from between the close ones (Numbers 7:89). And if you’re passionate enough, His Voice will reach you from amidst the fire (Deuteronomy 4:12).
The Torah chanting is a basso continuo, a bassline, a chord progression. And the more specific thoughts during learning are like a melody.
However, much of our thought exchange during prayer may go unnoticed.
Maybe, we need a computer program that gives us feedback. The program should study our brain waves and tell us what thoughts we were having when we were praying. Were we concentrating on the words from the set prayers or the utterings of our mouths? Or were our thoughts trailing off? Or were we not thinking at all? What interrupting thoughts did we get that could be Divine feedback? And, couldn’t we put them to use better?
Anyway, always disagree loudly when someone claims that G^d has gone silent. Don’t blame Him for when we might not listen or pay attention.