Praying in ‘a quiet, secluded place’

Where’s the best place to pray? Some might answer: in church; in a comfortable spot in a sunny room; beside a calm, clear lake. Well, how about the closet? Or, as one Bible paraphrase puts it, “a quiet, secluded place” (Matthew 6:6, Eugene Peterson, The Message). 

A “quiet, secluded place” for prayer is more than just a physical location. As Christ Jesus referred to it in the Sermon on the Mount, it’s really an inspired, spiritually minded state of thought and devotion. It’s our God-given ability to tune out distraction and the clamor of materialism so that we can better understand God and feel His loving grace and healing touch.

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December 8, 2014

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