Open Rewards of Secret Prayer

There is not enough noticeable, visible, circumstantial evidence of prayer in Jesus’ life to justify the manifestation of signs, miracles, and wonders in His earthly ministry…*

Matthew 6:5-7 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into Prayer Rewardyour room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

However, because no one man’s life was so obviously openly rewarded as was the life of Jesus we must resolutely declare that He must have perpetually spent time with His Father in secret. The key to the life of Jesus is not the signs (miracles), but the hidden unseen times…


About Michael Welchert

My wife Diana and I have been married since 1985 and have five wonderful children. I have been in ministry since 1980 and we currently reside in the Denver, CO area.
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4 Responses to Open Rewards of Secret Prayer

  1. cubaruba says:


    Your profile picture has you walking with a beret and a stick in some rolling hills. Where was this picture taken and what were you doing there?

    Your neighbor,
    Maria Elena

    • Michael Welchert says:

      I was on a hike at Mt Evans with my sons for Father’s Day

      • cubaruba says:

        Nice….Gary and I are planning a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The original pilgrim was St. James, one of the apostles. We will walk over 200 miles in two weeks to get there — following the same path he and millions of pilgrims have taken since then. Your picture looks like the paths that we’ll be taking there. 🙂

      • Michael Welchert says:

        It will be a sacred journey. What a blessing that you are able to take such a walk of faith.

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