Matthew 6:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
Matthew 6:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 But 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 The Message (MSG)
6 “Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Pray in solitude spending alone time and speaking solely to God. Leaving for no interruption or temptation. You will more likely hear him speak as you will be in deeper prayer and deeper focus with him. He will always hear you and listen to you in everything you do and ask.
“Solitude is a main discipline of abstinence in which we refrain from interacting with other people for a few hours or some days in order to be alone with God and be found by him. For solitude to be effective it needs to be completed by silence.”
Solitude with Jesus is Essential
“For most Christ-followers solitude is the most important discipline they can practice. Pastors burnout from ministry and Christ-followers of all kinds lose heart for God, largely because they don’t maintain good personal boundaries and learn to practice solitude with Jesus. Their practice of other disciplines for the spiritual life runs out of steam because you just can’t go far with anyspiritual discipline except as it’s coupled with or grows out of Solitude and Silence in God’s presence.
When through practice you learn to withdraw from everything in your life in order to seek the Lord alone and find your sufficiency and joy in him then your life changes dramatically! Your intimacy with Jesus becomes the secret center of strength in your heart as you do all that you do. No one or nothing owns you or controls you — you’re free from the grip of all the pressures, distractions, and stimuli that constantly pull on you — Jesus alone is your Master and he loves you passionately and perfectly!”