Secret Place Prayer

Jesus gives some clear insights for those who would have a meaningful prayer life.

When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly —Matthew 6:6

1) Go to a place that is quiet and free of distraction.

Going into your room and shutting the door is a way to say quiet yourself, remove yourself from the hustle and bustle and simply get alone with God. Your room is your space where there is little to no distraction. It is a place where you can be real and honest. It’s the place where you can be “naked” and “unashamed” with God. It’s in this room where you are free to be you. Jesus says this is the place where prayer happens.

2) Pray to God in secret. 

Taking time to be with God in an honest way is the only way to meet with God.Going to a quiet place by oneself reveals that this is not about impressing others. This is about a relationship with God. No one sees this time, per se, it’s secret. No one is aware of the time in prayer or Bible study. It’s not about being more spiritual than another it’s about knowing your Heavenly Father.

3) God whispers some things in secret confidence.

The time spent with God like this affords us secrets that one can only know from spending time with God. There are things that God may shout from heaven while there are other things that He will only whisper. To hear those things being said we must be close enough to hear. We must be silent and still before Him.

4)Private time with God has public benefits. 

Jesus clearly states that people who spend time with God on a regular basis, knowing Him and being clued in on the secret heartbeat of God will be rewarded openly. There is no mistaking a person who spends quality time with God; their lives, expressions, reactions, thoughts, and decisions are simply different. It’s not that God is “with them” as much as they have “been with God.”

 

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