John 14:2, “In my Father’s house are many rooms.”
Our prayer room is no ordinary room, it is a sacred place bought for us by Christ’s crucifixion and purified by His blood. From our room we witness Christ “offered himself unblemished to God” (Hebrews 9:14) and the tragedy of “the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).
When we go to our room to pray we are entering the room Christ has prepared for us through His sacrifice on the cross. It is an annex to God’s “heavenly tabernacle” (Hebrews 8:2 NLT) and holy eternal kingdom.
Our prayer rooms aren’t just spaces in our earthly homes. They are moments spent with Christ at the intersection of His heavenly and earthly ministry so He can teach us His will and equip us for His purpose in the world through the Holy Spirit.
Jesus told His disciples that He was returning to His Father’s house, “to prepare a place for you” (John 14:3). This was not an exclusive offer to the disciples, but an inclusive offer that is extended to all believers. In our room we are graciously permitted to watch the King of kings ascend to the throne and our Mediator kneel before God to intercede on our behalf.
Praise God, He has given you a room with a heavenly view.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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