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.”
For me a very simple verse from Jesus Christ about praying until someone asked me from our community about, “What is the difference of praying in public like praying meeting, going to church or any activities that will let us pray outside our room and someone will sees us?”
To be honest until now I really don’t know how to answer it more specifically or will satisfy also my inquiry about word of God. About prayer meetings or congregation, Paul encourage us to don’t give up meeting together as Christian (Hebrews 10:25.) So I”m sure that question can’t be confused in attending spiritual meetings even that is his intention or want to mess it with that topic, Hebrews 10:25 is very clear about it.
Going back to a prayer and what Jesus told about it, I asked a pastor what does it mean and he told me that it is about praying in our heart (room).
And for me it was Jesus talking about hypocrites who wants to pray on synagogue or public places for others to see them praying. So the matter is with our heart. We need pray deep inside our heart and not for public appreciation as what most hypocrites did in his time.
Please enlighten me in this verse. You can post a comment here that will supply on how I understand it or give me a different perspective about the verse.