They say that God works in mysterious ways.
But one preacher just took the mystery to the next level in a bizarrely hilarious video.
Preacher Perry Stone was leading prayers and healing for his congregation during a church service at Omega Center International in Tennessee when he appeared to get distracted by his phone.
At first Stone picks up the phone and puts it down rather quickly before launching into an extended chorus of "yes Lord," eventually being so overcome that he starts speaking in tongues.
But that Holy Spirit flowing through him certainly doesn't stop him from continuing to check his phone.
At one point, his words turn into an extended, guttural groan as he stares at his phone for almost a full minute while someone cleans the table he's sitting at.
The organist chimes in, attempting to turn the groan into a song, which eventually turns into a half-hearted "hallelujah" from Stone.
Twitter user @nuns_on_film blessed us all by sharing the video.
This video of a preacher checking his phone while speaking in tongues is my favorite video on the internet right now https://t.co/I9iqZpCQmF— marty kart (@marty kart)1569946142.0
There's just so much to unpack here.
Him just staring at his phone and groaning for a minute is actually what I do every time I log onto here— marty kart (@marty kart)1569946336.0
can we also talk about how this is the most unenthusiastic speaking-in-tongues I've ever heard— marty kart (@marty kart)1569948562.0
I also love how someone's just casually cleaning the table as he's doing it— marty kart (@marty kart)1569953720.0
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People couldn't believe what they just watched.
@nuns_on_film @JordanUhl I grew up Catholic and then my parents converted to Pentecostal Christian and this is the… https://t.co/B1Igx3wZAO— Robi-Ann Doyle (@Robi-Ann Doyle)1569959629.0
@MaxknOws2012 @nuns_on_film @JordanUhl The definition of phoning it in to God— Robi-Ann Doyle (@Robi-Ann Doyle)1569966368.0
@nuns_on_film This has to be a joke. Right?— SRM (@SRM)1570000955.0
@nuns_on_film for reaction purposes: UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHUHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHUHUUUUUUUH.… https://t.co/LxQwzgKgwe— mat // race you to the top! (@mat // race you to the top!)1569957604.0
@nuns_on_film @BigBoyler i’m almost in awe....they are all frauds, but this guys attitude and nonchalance is somehow admirable.— EdShapedHole 🌎 (@EdShapedHole 🌎)1569956672.0
Perhaps there's a perfectly reasonable explanation?
@nuns_on_film @bader_diedrich God Texted him LOL— BuckSatan (@BuckSatan)1569957700.0
@nuns_on_film when you're watching the @dominos Pizza Tracker https://t.co/C6jH7t4Q5S— Ryan Daniels (@Ryan Daniels)1569975264.0
@nuns_on_film Checks #FantasyFootball team at 1:10— Ⓜ️ichael La Barbera (@Ⓜ️ichael La Barbera)1570033182.0
@nuns_on_film He’s checking his Tinder profile.— 👉🏾 amen2that 👈🏼 (@👉🏾 amen2that 👈🏼)1570036711.0
Saving souls is hard work, y'all.
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