Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 6:6 (KJV); 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.
God has defined prayer in the context of secrecy. The Bible uses nomenclature such as ‘closet’ in this regard.
Every time you pray, you must understand that your audience is of one. Because it is, the places of your communion with God should be so secret and sacred. This is the only way you can hear Him in a deeper dimension.
Study the life of Christ as the pattern of this secrecy. The Bible says in Matthew 14:23 that ‘after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone…’
His life of prayer was so secret that there is virtually nothing written or known of what He said to the Father during those moments. There is no account of the conversations He had with God when He withdrew to those mountains and sought the face of God.
The Lord was deliberate in laying out this example for us because He knew that this underscores the personal nature of the relationship we each must have with God.
Regardless of how surrounded you are by people, there must be a deliberate effort on your part to have time alone with God—in secret.
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 5:16, Matthew 14:23
GOLDEN NUGGET: Every time you pray, you must understand that your audience is of one. Because it is, the places of your communion with God should be so secret and sacred. This is the only way you can hear Him in a deeper dimension.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for Your wisdom. Thank You for reminding me of the need to build a secret prayer life. I am deliberate in cultivating a personal relationship with You because I know what it means for my eternal destiny. I exercise myself in this knowledge every day and by it, I fan the fires of my personal altar, in Jesus’ name, Amen.