“Pray to Your Father who is in Secret”
Prayer is, when we get right down to it, conversation and communion between God and us; good conversation and communion between two people ordinarily takes place best when nobody else is around so it stands to reason that our best praying will be done with no one else in the room with us but God.
O God, thank you for hearing our prayers. Thank you for your willingness to have the kind of relationship with us that can be developed and deepened through our direct conversation and intimate communion with you.
Forgive us for when we settle for something far less with you than you intend for us to have; forgive us for those days when the only prayers we pray are out of habit or are for show.
Help us to find or to create environments for our praying that will enhance our speaking to and listening to you.
Thank you for hearing us in secret. Thank you even more for not being a secret to us.
“But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)