The Prayer Closet: Creating a Personal Prayer Room
P. Douglas Small
Doug was featured in the promotion for the movie, War Room, and in the post-movie Bible study series, The Battle Plan for Prayer, featuring the Kendrick Brothers. He was inspired to share his own knowledge of the importance of Prayer Closets. In some Jewish synagogues you find these word inscribed on the wall, “a prayer without the heart, is like a body without a soul.” That is a good line to remember for the wall of any prayer room. What we seek is more than a place, more than mere words or even a disciplined, noble routine. It is more than the fact that we pray daily or the function of prayer and its benefits – it is relationship that, to be transforming, has be centered in the heart. Prayer is not something we do, it is someone we are with. And that needs a place!
P. Douglas Small is a Bible teacher – that is the love of his life. He has served as a pastor and on the faculty of a number of accredited Bible Colleges, but his focus for twenty-five years has been teaching and training in pastor’s events, conferences and schools. He is an Ordained Bishop. And he is the founding president of Alive Ministries. He conducts schools of prayer and consultations for cities wanting to engage in a ‘decade of destiny’, working with pastors, vocational Christians and intercessors. Doug is married to Barbara Ruth with whom he shares five children and seventeen grandchildren.