Morning Prayer #16

Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

We should not pray to be seen and heard of men. Though there is a place for public prayer, especially in our church meetings, we should be a people of prayer, with most of it “done in secret. ” We believe in the power of God to answer our prayers, hearing them even when no one else does.

Teach us to pray, O Lord. Help us to seek deeper, closer, more constant communion with you in prayer, and find it. Our souls thirst after God, after the living God, and they find no rest until they find it in you. Help us to find time to pray and to find power in prayer, praying according to your will. Amen.

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