“Oh! There was something I wanted to share with you … hold on, it’s in my prayer closet … let me go get it!”
And right there, in the middle of our podcast interview, my dear friend and fellow writer, Barb Roose got up to pull a notecard our of her prayer closet.
It was the first time I’d heard about a prayer closet, and it was the first time I gave thought to dedicating a space in my home for prayer.
After we finished recording the interview, I sat down and thought to myself … we have rooms for cooking, eating, sleeping, working, bathing and relaxing, so why don’t we have a room for praying?
For months, I’d longed to go deeper in my prayer life, and I wondered if creating a space for prayer in my home could help me do just that. Today, my “war room” is the spare room in our home. One corner is for entertainment, one corner is for exercising, and the other corner is for praying.
Some days I simply sit in that corner and wait upon the Lord. Some days I pray the Scriptures. Some days I journal. Some days I press my face to the floor and pour my soul out to God. But whatever the day brings, dear friend I cannot even begin to tell how this practice has made a difference in my prayer life.
Prayer is just as if not more important than all of the other things we do, and it deserves a sacred space in our homes.Read More