“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” (Matthew 6: 6)
The closet of prayer is not a stark and empty place. It is not lonely and dark and mysterious. It is a place that is full of soothing and energizing angels. Your new and beautiful garments are there to put on, to express your renewed and purified concept of your own being. Shutting the door on the world’s invitations to fear and to distract and to worry us is a precious thing to do. Don’t delay!
Our secret prayer is more powerful than our public presentations. Our simple listening, blocking out the voices of material sense and human opinion, is a humble and receptive place to be. We can find this closet anywhere. It is accepting that thought that is calm and ready to hear. It is recognizing in the moment that the Truth of things is found in God, in the ever-present spiritual qualities that transcend the lying testimony of the senses. It is an acceptance of peace because we know that divine Love is here and is All.
This secret acknowledging, listening, and redressing ourselves in the cloak of gratitude and peace, is openly rewarded. Our silent prayer and praise is seen openly, right here and now, because it clears our own vision to what is already here and ours—a heavenly earth that is constantly demonstrating God, good, harmony, and the open secret that Life is Love.
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