How to Create a Prayer Closet: Your War Room

For those who have read my book, you've read about my prayer closets -- my war rooms. As a newlywed, I felt a need to create a "prayer closet" so I turned a walk in closet into a prayer closet.

Matthew 6:6 says, "When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

In the closet, I put an inexpensive chair and footstool, a cheap night stand filled with journals, pens, my Bible and hymnal; a little water fountain and CD player in the corner, along with some photos of loved ones. This was the most inviting quiet time place I've ever had.

In our next home, I turned my vanity -- in the master bathroom -- into my sanctuary! With little ones totting around -- I found it hard to find a quiet moment to read my Bible and pray. The bathroom seemed to be the only place I could truly be uninterrupted!

We took down the mirror, and I put up a dry erase board. Then, rather than using the drawers for makeup and accessories, I filled them with devotional books, highlighters, my Bible and planner, and set my computer on the counter top. This is where I first began blogging – from my bathroom – Lol! Actually – it was my war room.

I have worked hard to create an escape from the distractions of life to be alone with God.

Do you have a place where you get alone to pray?

Maybe you have a chair in the family room or you prefer your kitchen table? Perhaps it's your car or a bench at the park. In my college dorm, I would go to the stairwell or shower stall to get alone to pray.

It's not as much about the place as it is about the prayer.

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