The Prayer Closet
There is perhaps no other room in a home that is as important than the prayer closet. This space is where you go for quiet time, personal devotional time, prayer time, and a quiet spot to be with God! This will be the war room where you will fervently lift prayers up to God and do battle.
“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.” Matthew 6:6
What If I Don’t Have The Space?
Your prayer closet (war room) will be a reflection of you and should be unique. This will be your place to be present in a quiet private place where you can focus and be with God.
Not everyone has a spare closet or room that they can devote to a prayer closet. You can create a dedicated place within your home that can function just as a prayer closet would. Members of your family will need to know that unless there is an emergency when you are in this place, you are not to be disturbed.
It’s very important to have a quiet place that your mind will not be distracted by noise or other things. Some simply set up a corner in a quiet room where they can pray and spend time with God. It’s not so much about the space; it’s about the ability to maintain a state of mind while in the presence of God during prayer and battle.
Things That Go Into A Prayer Closet
Your prayer closet should be a place that will foster quiet and peace. You can place anything in there that you want to. We have listed a few ideas of some things that can go in your prayer closet.
- Comfortable cushion or pillow to kneel and/or sit on. If you are unable to kneel, you can place a comfortable chair in there if space allows.
- Small table or nightstand
- Water fountain to promote a peaceful atmosphere
- Photos of loved ones or those you are doing battle for in prayer
- Bulletin board or dry erase board where you can post prayer requests and prayer list
- Scripture wall decor
- Small lamp that is dimly lit
- “Do Not Disturb” door hanger for the outside door handle
Redefine Your Prayer Time
The most powerful weapon a Christian has is prayer. It can move mountains! Praying for others fervently is what prayer warriors do best. Lift your prayer requests up to the Almighty One while having the faith that He will hear and answer those prayers.
As you pray, keep track of those prayers and answers to prayers. This not only holds you accountable as a prayer warrior but also gives you the blessing of seeing results from those prayers.
Scriptures For A Prayer Warrior
|Submitting to God
1 Peter 5:6
|Leaning on God
1 John 5:14
|Mind To Be Pure
|Communicating With God
When lifting others up in prayer, be sure not to forget yourself. As you create your prayer closet and begin to do battle, pray that God will wash over you to protect you and equip you to serve Him.