5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But 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. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:5-8
Like doing good deeds for all the world to see, praying for everyone to see because you want everyone to see it is not a good idea either. That certainly doesn’t mean that corporate prayer or someone leading a group of people in prayer is wrong or a bad thing. It’s the motive in how you pray.
Many even take it a step further and don’t even let people know that they pray at all.
The thing is that you’ll know someone who prays a lot in secret without knowing how long or when they pray. God surrounds them with peace that is just wonderful to see and experience. You can’t put a finger on why they’re different but they are.
I’d love to get to that point in my life, wouldn’t you?
Sure you would, just don’t tell anyone about it! 😉