In this busy workaday world with so many distractions and noise trying to have an active prayer life is difficult at best. We fill every moment of our lives with outside stimulus with our phones, computers, television, and all our time saving appliances that leave us with no time left.
And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. –Revised Standard Version. (1 Ki 19:11–13)
The prayer-to-distraction ratio in our prayer lives is very small and outside stimulus drowns out the still small voice not even allowing it to be a voice crying out from the wilderness.
It is easy to represent this as a mathematical relationship of of prayer power to the noise power.
Yet how do we know what is an acceptable ratio for our lives and maintain the proper perspective from using consumer products or being consumed by products?
Well if you want to hear that still small voice than the new SSV-33 full spectrum distraction analyzer is the product for you!
The SSV-33 measures the prayer signal-to-noise ratio in units of Distraction Babels (dB) or distrabels. The distrabel is a logarithmic unit in that it can also take into account the log in you own eye. The distrabel is also a factor of 10 Commandments.
Simply turn on the SSV-33 and point it around you to get a reading of the amount of distraction pollution around you. A high distrabel reading means you need to start turning off devices around you and/or shutting down activities that have become unbalanced in prudential use of time. While use of goods and involving yourself in activities is morally neutral, the greater good is taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us as St. Teresa of Avila would say.
The SSV-33 full spectrum distraction analyzer will not measure seeming sources of distractions like spouses and other people. Contrary to popular opinion people are not distractions but persons to be loved and even their quirks and annoyances provides us channels to respond to grace. Hell is not other people, Hell is selfishness brought to its final end.
The sooner you start the better since studies have shown that prolonged exposure to distractions can cause you to become spiritually deaf. Though if this happens we also offer the St. Peter Spiritual Hearing Aid. The St. Peter Hearing Aid harnesses Apostolic power to let you hear Jesus since Jesus himself said to the Apostles “He who hears you, hears me.”
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things pass away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who has God
Finds he lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
And the SSV-33 full spectrum distraction analyzer will get you there!