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 (Matthew 6:6)
As life gets busier each day with so many voices and adverts screaming for our attention, one can easily get overwhelmed with the amount of things thrown at us. God wants your undivided attention when it comes to prayer. Jesus said “But you, when you pray, go into your room”, in order words leave the noisy environment and go into a quiet place, your closet. We all need to have a quiet place, a place where there is little or no distraction, a place where you can pray without the kids screaming or the phones ringing. For Jesus, His quiet place was the wilderness, away from the multitude:
So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed. (Luke 5:16)
You don’t have to go to the wilderness to be at your quiet place. For many of us our quiet place is within our reach, for example your living room during the day might be noisy but quiet during the early hours of the morning, so you can make it your quiet place in the morning. Isaac went into the fields to meditate (Gen. 24:63) that was his quiet place. Elijah sent Ahab away to go and eat and drink while he went up to the top of Carmel to pray (1 Kings 18:41-42) that was his quiet place. It is good to be alone with the LORD. He desires to fellowship personally with us. Seek for a place to meet with the Him and make use of that time to pray.
1. Lord, please help me to choose my quiet place, a place to meet with You as often as possible.
2. Lord, please help me to make the best of my time with you in prayer.