entering into our private room and praying to the Father who is in secret
We should not be like hypocrites and pray outwardly for others to see it, but rather spend much time in secret with the Father, because the Father sees in secret and repays in secret, so we must prioritize our personal, private, and affectionate time with Him IN SECRET!
Praying to the Lord in secret
In many ways, Christian life is a secret life, not just an outward meeting life; we need to have a lot of experience praying to the Lord in secret, and we often have to leave our spouses and families to spend time with the Lord alone.
Being on the mountain in prayer
The flesh lusts to be gazed upon by man, and the self loves to be glorified and appreciated for what he does; if we spend secret time with the Lord, not letting anyone else know about it, our self is denied, and our flesh is crossed out.
Why did the Lord need to pray to the Father?
He left the crowds and spent the entire night in prayer with the Father after feeding the five thousand with only five loaves and two fish; His going up to the mountain to pray indicates that He wanted to receive some instruction from the Father about how to care for the people He had just fed.
Where is your private room?
“Private Room” is a symbol that can be taken literally, but most of the time it refers to a place, a private place, where you can open to the Lord. In this fast-paced world, we need to spend time with God in secret, and He will reward us if we seek Him diligently in a personal, private, and hidden way.
References and Further Reading
Take time to behold Him, gaze often on His face,/ Receiving His Person, and grace upon grace. Hymns on this topic: Take time to behold Him, gaze oft on His face,/ Receiving His Person, and grace upon grace. Picture source: Matt. 6:6.
What you do secretly God will reward you openly?
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father, who seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly, says the King James Version of the Bible.
Why did Jesus pray in private?
The result of praying in secret, where no one sees or knows, is that the worshiper is forced to have no other motivation than to talk to the Father, to spend time with Him, which is why Jesus prayed. We can see an example of Jesus’ teaching on secret prayer in his own life.
What does it mean to go into your prayer closet?
What is a prayer closet? A prayer closet is a place where Christians can go alone, in privacy, to spend some much-needed prayer time with the Lord, focusing solely on all of the blessings and promises the Lord has given.
Does praying get you closer to God?
Prayer is simply talking to God through His Son, Jesus Christ, and it will encourage you as you grow closer to the Lord. Praise Him, thank Him, and petition Him on behalf of others and yourself.
What the father sees in secret?
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men, for they have received their reward in full.”
What is done in secret will be brought to light?
As God stated in Luke 12:2-3, the secrets will be revealed, the truth will be revealed, and God’s perspective on every behavior and action will be vindicated.
Are you supposed to pray to God or Jesus?
Praying to God the Father The Bible contains many examples of prayers addressed directly to God. We can’t go wrong when we pray to God the Father, because he is our Creator and the one we should worship. We have direct access to God through Jesus.
Is there a wrong way to pray?
There is no wrong way to pray; people need assurance that what they are doing is correct. Just as children each have their own way of communicating with their parents, we have our own way of communicating with God.
What does the Bible say about where to pray?
Almost everyone has a moment when all they can think about is praying. According to the book of Ephesians, God wants us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18), but people are most motivated to pray when they need something from God.
How do you set up a prayer room?
Hang framed posters, inspirational signs, wall plaques, or religious symbols on the walls, and bring in some statuary to place on the altar or around the room. Keep vases on hand for flowers, and candle sconces or candle stands will keep your burning candles safe.
How do you pray?
Learn to Pray in Four Simple Steps
- Step 1: Address Heavenly Father.
- Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father.
- Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father.
- Step 4: Close in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Praying in a Group.
- Pray Always, With Sincerity, and Faith in Christ.
How do I stay in God’s presence?
Realize that the counsel of the Lord stands forever, which means that no government or people are above the Lord, and that any laws made against God’s laws will be overturned by the Lord! Only God’s law will stand!
How can I hear God’s voice?
How do you go about practicing listening prayer?
- Bring your request for guidance to God.
- Wait in silence for 10-12 minutes for God to speak to you.
- Write down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.