Five Reasons to Have a Prayer Closet:

1) Jesus said to pray in your closet.
“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
(Matthew 6:6)

2) The great men (and women) of faith before us had a prayer closet. Calvin, Edwards, and Luther spent the first hours of their morning in prayer to God in their own private rooms or closets. They knew the power of prayer and the necessity for prayer.

3) It prevents distraction. All you need is your bible, your prayer notebook, a simple light (you can get LED ones that click on and off at Kroger for six dollars) and a pencil. The door is shut so outside noise is minimal, there are no outside things to distract you, and you do not dwell on chores that need to get done becuase you are removed mentally from them in your closet.

4) It is quiet. Jesus often drew away from the crowds and form his diciples becuase he knew he needed a quiet place to talk to his Father. Find a quiet closet.

5) It is private. I am, for the first time in my life, living in my own room without a sibling who has full rights to barge in on me. Last October, I realized my need for a place to pray alone where no one was going to disturb. And so, I tried shutting the door to my room, closing the bathroom door, or praying in my car. All of these scenario’s  were either distracting in their environment or distracting because someone came in.
It is important to draw away to a quiet, private place such as a prayer closet where it is dark, calm, and you are alone with the Lord of Hosts.

For these reasons, I recommend turning your closet into a prayer closet. Buy a cheap dresser on Craigslist and move your clothes out. Take all your storage and put it in a cheap unit and turn your closet into a private place of worship.

Trust me. It is worth the sacrifice.