Wade E Taylor
“But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly.” Matthew 6:6
The word “closet” is translated from a Greek word meaning a “storage chamber.” Most translations use the word “room.” This weakens the intent of the Lord, as anyone can easily find and enter a “room” in which to pray, but for us to enter a “closet” is quite a different matter.
We are living in the time of the Laodicean Church, which we are told is “rich and increased with goods” (Revelation 3:17). Thus, our “closets” are full. As our closets, so also, our lives are filled with demanding activities. Therefore, most of us are too busy to spend much time in prayer.