Isaiah our youngest child was about six years old at the time I was sharing with him and Evan who is two years older at the time regarding the verse in Matthew 6:6 – ” 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. ”

One night Isaiah called me. He was in the “closet,” I walked into the small closet and he was sitting on a box under coasts and shirts hanging down around him. Evan not wanting to miss what was happening, followed me in. “Close the door,” Isaiah said with a big smile on his face “Us three are going to be blessed…rewarded. Let’s Pray.” Isaiah had taken the passage literally. He believed if you went into a “closet” and prayed God heard you and promised He would reward you! The good news is a “closet” is a place of aloneness and can be wherever you are! The promise that God rewards, Isaiah had taken the Lord Jesus at His Word!


What are some of the Rewards?

 A. – The greatest REWARD is – Himself- Heb 11:6. Knowing and fellowship with Him which is what “praying without ceasing” ultimately” provides us with the opportunity to turn our thoughts into prayers and commune with God.

B. – The reward of seeing His Fame, His Name been honored and glorified when lives produce spiritual fruit- John 15:7-8 .

C. – There is the “REWARD” of the ASSURANCE of answered prayer;

“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.”- 1 John 5:14-15, Matt 6:6.

How wonderful to see the faith of a child.

  • Do you take the Lord Jesus at His Word?

  • Are you skeptical or perhaps filled with unbelief?

  • The Good news is you can confess your hardness of heart and you will find the Lord Jesus has already made provision for you- His precious, powerful Blood to cleanse you.

  • Indeed restore you where once again you can CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THE LORD JESUS.

  • Delight in Him, he hears and answers prayers.

Come expectantly to Him! In the words of a little boy, “LET’S PRAY…”