But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
- Matthew 6:6-8
When you meet with your beloved in the secret place, leave all pretense at the door. Cast aside the cookie cutter prayers and cancel all rehearsal scripts, because to the Lord, you are already completely transparent to Him. God can see right through any wall we put up and through all the fancy prayers we may try to impress with.
Back in the days when Jesus walked the earth, the religious leaders would often put on a public display of eloquent sounding prayers in order to draw attention to themselves.
Sadly, their prayers were rooted in pride, not in love for God.
Jesus makes it clear that lengthy and flowery worded prayers aren’t necessary.
We don’t have to be in a specific place or be before specific people other than the Lord Himself within the privacy of our relationship with Him.
The moment you choose to be open and honest with God is when your relationship with Him deepens. The moment you allow genuine prayers to be birthed from the depths of your heart is when breakthroughs start to take place.
God doesn’t want us to look at prayer time with Him as a task or homework assignment to be checked off. Neither is it a time to perform, not in front of people or Him.
Understand that God already knows your deepest need. When you choose to lean on, trust in, and be confident in Him, He is able to mold you according to His will.
Today, meet with Him in the secret place. There, you will find more than you ever could across the entire world. Offer your heart-filled prayers to Him and be permeated with His presence. There, He will make you whole again.