The Prayer Closet has blessed my life more than I can put into words, but I will definitely try!
More than anything it has strengthened my relationship with Christ. The weekly sessions allowed me to be vulnerable with others as well as connect with them during their walk with God.
Our weekly readings allowed me to meditate on specific verses and spend time dissecting them so that I could focus on what God was truly saying in them and most importantly, saying to me.
One thing Demarla encouraged us to do is have daily quiet time with God. During that time we could pray quietly, out loud or just sit in silence, whichever we felt most comfortable doing. Doing this daily has allowed me to take a moment and just be still. To absorb and feel His presence and to allow it to move through me.
All of this has allowed me to be more confident in my prayers. I’ve always felt like I wasn’t “good” at praying. But if anything, the Prayer Closet has taught me that God doesn’t judge or grade your prayers. All He wants is a constant conversation with us and for us to bring Him all of our worries and cares.
During my time in the Prayer Closet I have had a successful pregnancy and now have a healthy 15 month old who is the youngest member! The ladies prayers for me during the entire 9 months meant more to me than I can explain. Along with that they prayed as I returned to work and adjusted to my new routine.
One of my constant prayer requests throughout the Prayer Closet was my family’s financial situation. Babies are expensive! Just recently I was offered a promotion that came with an increase! I know that the ladies praying for me and just encouraging me definitely had a hand in God’s movement in my life.
The friendships and bonds created through the Prayer Closet are ones that I will always have. And how awesome is it to have a team of people sending up prayer requests on your behalf! We interceded in a way that wouldn’t be possible without the love and bond we have for each other.
I’m grateful for Demarla and her vision to create this group. It has blessed us all beyond measure and we look forward to how it will continue to grow us in our walk with God.