Sometimes people turn to God as a means of showing-off. Our prayer lives can become like that, too. We can pray in public, saying the right words that "sound good." Whenever we are praying to say the right things for others to hear, we can lose track of what is truly in our hearts. God always knows what is in our hearts and when we close the door and pray to God, we can have quiet time to search and know our own hearts. We can then earnestly pray to God and He will know what is in our hearts!
Take time to close the door, search your heart, and earnestly pray!
Thank You for allowing me to talk to You. Help me to search my heart and pray, allowing You to know and purify my heart. Through Jesus I pray, amen.