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I always try to be transparent as I write these devotions. I share with you one of the great blessings I have received as a father. I recently went to visit one of my sons. As I walked throughout his home, I went into his prayer room. Ever since he and my daughter moved into their home, they have had a prayer room. I believe with all my heart that every believer ought to have some designated place as a prayer area. It could be a room, closet, corner; but somewhere in your home, you should set aside a special place to prayer. At times, we need a quiet place to talk to God with nobody there but you and God. Get away from distractions and spend quiet time with God. I have a prayer room in my home. I just close the door, and something happens in my conversation with God. I am filled up as I write this devotion, for I cannot count the times when I have gone into my prayer room and called on the Lord. Thanks, be unto God for He heard my cry. Matthew 6:6 is today’s scriptural passage.

“But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”

We see Jesus teaching about prayer and fasting. He does not want His disciples to be hypocrites, praying in public to be seen. He knew that they would get their reward, He says that when you pray, steal away to talk to the Master and your Father who knows everything will grant to you His blessings. I mentioned in yesterday’s devotion how Jesus set the example by beginning His day with prayer. Today I reference the value of private prayer. Your prayers are not for show or to gain applause, but rather an opportunity to give God thanks for discernment, peace, and God’s many blessings. There is power in prayer. You may have a rec room, the men might have a man cave, and the women may have a boutique, but what about a prayer room? It will add value to your home and your life.