What’s a prayer room & How mine inspired my family
I want to share with you one of my most favorite spaces in my home. My Prayer Room! My Prayer room is a place I go when I’m in need of quiet rest.
It’s part of my bedroom, but oh, it’s so much more! It’s a small closet that’s been designated for just me. And when I enter my prayer room, it becomes it’s own little space apart from everything and everyone else.
What’s a prayer room:
My prayer room (or prayer closet) has become a little sanctuary for me. Have you ever slipped into church in the wee hours before everyone has a chance to congregate? Or perhaps found yourself a quiet room calling out to God, and letting all your praise or worries come flowing out? THAT’S what this room is to me. It’s where I’m alone with God, where I can speak without fear of anyone listening to what I have to say or how I say it. A place where I can allow the Holy Spirit to hear my groans and bring my uttering before the Lord.
Often when I become caught up in praise my kids are around and they don’t like it when I cry (and boy do I cry-I mean really Boo-hoo!). But sometimes that’s just what my praise looks like. Anyway, I tend to stifle my praise around them for fear of their staring eyes and constant questions. Also, group prayer is not always my thang! But in that room, all of that falls away and the only thing that matters is me and God. No longer am I mom, wife, sister or friend but only His daughter.
How my prayer room inspired my family:
When my kids seen the finished room, they were stoked! They loved the idea of a special place for Bible study and intimate time with the Lord. They immediately went into their rooms to make a version of their own prayer closet. Then I was stoked! I was so blessed by the fact that seeing me devote time and attention to my relationship with God, inspired them to do the same. It reminded me that they’re watching, waiting for cues on what’s important in life, and what’s worthy of devoting our time to.
Although they each have an entire room to themselves and now their own prayer room, they still want to go in mine-Pfft! Go figure! Even in this, I realize that because of how often I go in and hopefully how I’m changed when I come out, they see something special in my space. I pray this encourages them to keep going into their rooms and seeking a personal relationship with the Lord.
What’s in my prayer room:
My closet is small! It was only meant to for hanging clothes. In my room I have enough space for an ottoman (which was part of my nursing chair) a small blanket & some pillows. I’ve hung some of the kids drawings and a frame on the wall. Other items essential to my prayer room is my book of prayers (printables from Pinterest) and my filled out prayer cards (see below). I was also able to get a small lamp (low light) and a few automatic timer candles in there. The candles are my most favorite part. Why? I’ve timed them perfectly so they turn on once the sun goes down, and stay on until after I’ve fallen asleep. The prayer room beckons me when I lay my head down on the pillow, or if wake during the night with a worry or concern. Even when the doors are shut, I can see the light from the cracks below. The room is always welcoming me to come in and sit with Jesus. It’s simply my favorite space.
So tell me, do you have a space of your own? What does it look like? How has it improved your relationship with the Lord. Please share.