Matthew 6:6 ” 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.”

What’s your motivation to pray?  Is it to be admired for your long and flowery prayers…or to commune with God?  When Elisha was praying for the dead son of the Shunammite woman it says, “He went in, shut the door on the two of them, and prayed to the Lord.” (II Kings 4:33)  He had no audience to hear him pray…no spectators to applaud and compliment him on his beautiful words…it was just Elisha praying and God listening.  The Lord isn’t impressed by our vain repetitions of “Oh Lord” or how long we can pray.  That’s because He’s more interested in what’s in our heart not what’s in our head.  And when we’re alone with the Lord,  we can be real and honest with Him,  not hiding things we don’t want others to know about.  Hidden prayer is then perfect prayer…perfect fellowship and oneness with God our Father,  with nothing between us and Him.

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