Behind Closed Doors

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV)

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6 NIV)

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20 NIV)

Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! (Psalm 116:2 NLT)

In our social media-driven world, I’m once again reminded that oftentimes what happens in private is just as important as what happens in public. Incredible things begin to happen when we pray together behind closed doors. I’m blessed to be part of a small prayer group that chooses to pray in secret. Not because they’re embarrassed or shy – because believe me, they’re not – but because they understand the importance of keeping things between us and God. And while no one sees what we’re doing behind closed doors, amazing things are happening beyond those doors. Most importantly, however, there’s an inner peace that permeates my heart and soul as I join in prayer, even if on the surface it may seem like the storm is still raging. Because unlike the world that wants to promote your problems but does nothing about them, God is willing to bend an ear to listen and act on your behalf. So take your requests to Him with a trusted group of prayer warriors who will carry them to His throne of grace. You won’t be disappointed!

If you don’t have anyone to pray with, you’re welcome to submit your prayer requests on this blog. We’re standing with you in prayer!

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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