“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”-Matt 6:6.
CONFIDENCE AS YOU PRAY;
The passage presupposes you pray. It contrasts the hypocritical prayers, and it assures you, YOUR praying is HEARD.. and Your Father SEES YOU PRAY and REWARDS. Prayer is an eternal thing. Prayer is our dependence upon our Father, note He is not called your Judge, but your FATHER and He rewards prayer according to His will. PRAYER, your prayers are an opportunity to KNOW Him as He provides HIS answer to you. Pray with confidence, knowing HE SEES YOU…. HE REWARDS… what you pray in SECRET is not SECRET TO HIM who sees. The RESURRECTED LORD whom ALL Authority in Heaven and Earth has been given to is the One who encourages you to PRAY….ON…. You are SEEN By the Father and He Rewards..
TEMPTATION WHEN YOU PRAY;
The temptation is to doubt Him. Doubt He hears, doubt He cares about you. Questions arise in your mind, accusations such as “What’s the point in YOU praying…God doesn’t hear you…why should He answer you… it’s a fruitless exercise,…it’s stupid!” All these are to attack your faith in Him. Ultimately, as in the Garden to say, God is not good, He cannot be trusted, He does not mean what He says, you need to take things into your own hands. It is an attack on your mind to attack your faith in HIM, and ultimately to slander His good Name and character. Take comfort, when such attacks come, you know you are on the right path! Prayer at times is not easy! It is often a battle of faith! Comfort yourself in His love for you and in this verse above. Read, reread, memorize, mediate upon it. Write it out and place somewhere you will continuously see it, and as you read you will memorize and the Holy Spirit has a verse in your heat to encourage you when the evil one uses doubts and lies to attack your mind and His character to remind you He can be trusted!
Talk to your self, remind yourself of HIS PROMISE to you in this verse and remember…
YOU NEVER PRAY ALONE OR UN-NOTICED!