My cousin who is from a more traditional and orderly church setting visited a pentecostal church on invitation, and she asked me this question. She wondered why people have to shout so much and even be encouraged by the Pastor to open thier mouths and pray, shout . She asked me, "Is it that God will not hear you the first time? why would a group of people keep repaeting one point for over 10 minutes? Why the shouting? Is God to far away to hear when we talk to him Quietly? Why will a pastor tell you that you have to pray for at least 2 hrs at a streach? Is there a time frame for prayers when the Bible clearly states that we should pray without ceasing, which she translates as talking sliently to God and fellowshiping with him all day, so why would a pastor make you feel like a weak Christain if you cant Blab for 2 hrs?
These were her questions not mine. I realised to that most of the time at prayer meetings after making my point once i am usually lost, i jsut sit back and start thinking about stuff because i feel i have made my point with God, and as a human being it will irritate me when a person keeps repeating a request none stop for 10 minutes so i wonder how God feels when a whole crowd will keep shouting one request for 10 minutes.