Our deepest secrets are hidden in the deepest parts of our hearts. Jeremiah notes that the heart is deceitful above all things and that none can discern it. What's that one thing that you'd never want your closest friend to know?

Jesus must have understood this so well that He gives us a guide for where to pray. 

But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, who is in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you in the open. Matthew 6:6 AMPC

In the private room, we allow ourselves to be vulnerable; we're basically naked but not ashamed.

When we have a functional relationship with God, we keep nothing from Him, we are comfortable to share our joys, sorrows, challenges and problems without any fear. The private room is the best place for each of us to unburden our cares to the Lord. Your private room ought to be your most favorite place to be: there you gain strength, you find peace and you are renewed.

When prayer becomes our priority, then our private rooms will become our most cherished places. They will be places we look forward to go to every time, all the time.

Lord, teach us the need of prayer my spiritual journey; more than this, teach me how to pray in the most vulnerable way. 

Lisa Ogutu