The powerful place of prayer

I’ve always loved this direction from our dear Master, Christ Jesus: “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” (Matthew 6:6).

I often go to Strong’s Concordance to find the definition of the Greek and Hebrew words from which the beautiful Shakespearean English is translated. In this case, I found that closet was translated from the Greek word tameion, which also means a “secret chamber” or “storehouse.” 

As I thought on that I recalled these words of the prophet Malachi: “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing” (3:10).

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August 14, 2017

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