We have been talking about prayer the last few weeks. In the first week, we discovered God is our good Father, and He is the very heart of prayer. We went on to find we must learn to pray, and it begins with the simple request, “Teach us to pray, O Lord.” Last week, we discussed the privacy of prayer and what it develops in us. This week we will look at the battle which occurs for privacy in prayer.
“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.” (Matthew 6:6, NASB)
There is no escaping the constant lure of distraction. Our attention is being demanded by people, technology, and the wandering of our own minds. For us to meet alone with God in prayer, we are going to need to be intentional.
“The wireless has made us familiar with the fact that neither bolted doors nor shuttered windows can secure privacy.” (Samuel Chadwick, page 16)
I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as I continue to share thoughts on prayer from reading The Path to Prayer by Samuel Chadwick.