"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." Matthew 6:6
Several weeks ago I watched the movie "War Room". It convicted, edified and challenged me in my prayer life. The "War Room" was the "prayer closet". In prayer is where we do battle against the enemy. It is where we receive strategies to overcome the wiles of the wicked one. It is where we receive strength to fight. It is where victories are won. But this morning I want to take the "war room/prayer closet" a step further.
Prayer is one of the most important spiritual disciplines. It is our communication with the Lord. It is the most preached about but the least practiced-- it's no wonder we are so weak and not as effective in our world as we should be. When I first surrendered my life to the Lord, I was told to do three things daily-- read my Bible, go to church and pray. That's how imperative it is in the life of a believer.
Your prayer closet should be just that-- a place of prayer. You should have a place where you meet with God. But taking the "war room/prayer closet" a step further, it should also be a place of praise. Your closet should be a place where you honor God through praise for the answers He gave you while you were in that closet. Praise itself is a powerful weapon. It should not be neglected along with your petitioning. Our "war rooms" should be places of both-- a place where battles are fought and a place where we praise Him for the victories He gave us on that same battlefield.
Have a great day. Our "war rooms/prayer closets" should be a place where we not only fight battles, but praise God for the answers and victory.
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