Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DAY 13: Pray in Secret!

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” - Matthew 6:5-6 

Today, we’re going to go old school and PRAY IN SECRET! Before there were Facebook prayer groups, 24/7 televised/web streamed prayer “furnaces”, 48 hour prayer rallies or big prayer conventions being broadcast LIVE on tv, people used to pray by: 

  • Going into their room 
  • Closing their door 
  • Talking to God... in Secret! 

Today, locate a quiet, private place in your home. If you are single or without kids, this will be a piece of cake. If you are married, with kids, this can be a real challenge. You, like me, might have to find a quiet spot OUTSIDE. So first, locate your spot. 

Then, take 15 minutes, get alone with God, close the door and just talk to Him. Tell Him how you feel about Him. Ask Him for help with your needs. Unload every burden you have between you and Jesus. Tell no one what you did, how you did it or what came of it. Just DO it. 

Congratulations! You now have a secret with God! Come back to that place as often as you can and do it again... Tell no one, post nothing... Shhhhh!! Don’t lose your reward!

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