“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” (Matt. 6:6)
Jesus said that when we pray, we should enter into our “prayer closet” or private place of prayer. We know it should be private because He says, “shut thy door” and “pray to thy Father which is in secret…” In other words, we are to have a regular time when we shut out the distractions of life and simply get alone with Him.
The problem is our prayer closet is often too cluttered. I’m not talking about your “literal” clothes closet, but your “spiritual” closet. If you have not been having a regular time of communion with the Father, what is it that might be hindering you?
Maybe it’s time to do some Spring Cleaning in your Prayer Closet.
“I just don’t have the time,” you say? Well, I assure you it will be time well spent because God promises that if you will get alone with Him in secret, He “shall reward thee openly.” Sound like a good deal to me.
So, take some time today to reevaluate your prayer life and, if needed, clean out your closet!