Private Prayer

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 6:5-13 (day two)

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. vs. 6

This verse speaks of the intimacy of prayer. Oftentimes we think of the public, corporate prayers that accompany worship services. But Jesus is speaking about our one on one time with the Lord. It is an opportunity to confess those sins that no one is aware of except God. Our language and posture change when we know that no one else is listening. The words we use may lack varnish, but they tend to be more sincere. When we are alone to confess those times where we have grieved the Lord, it is not a time to show your command of language, it is a time to be honest. We need to spend more time in private confession and see how it impacts every other conversation and public prayer.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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