Where is our closet?

The closet of prayer isn't a particular place or time. We can always enter into the quiet sanctuary of communion with God.

It was a custom each Sunday when our young daughters came home from the Christian Science Sunday School to ask them what they had discussed. This particular Sunday one answered, "We talked about prayer and how Jesus told us to go into the closet and pray. Can you tell us where our closet is for prayer?"

Of course, she was referring to Jesus' statement in the Bible "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." Matt. 6:6.

Just how do we enter into our "closet" and pray in secret, particularly in the hurry and scurry of today's human experience? There seem to be many "logical" arguments to do other things than spend time in prayer to our heavenly Father. For instance, upon awakening each morning, one can begin planning all the steps to be taken that day and then immediately start doing them without giving any thought to prayer. This can lead to our letting the pressures of our daily activities take over, and sometimes show up as fear and doubt.

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February 13, 1989

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