my situation in life allows me to go to secret prayer multilple times a week as He leads, I have that luxury, and it is a luxury indeed. I hestitate to put a number or a time frame on it, specifically because there would be an element of religious boasting inherent..so blah blah blah...lol!
One of the elements of the Lord that I have been specifically meditating on is this, "Jesus in me", the Lord in me. I can't describe it, because it feels that to describe it, I would be attempting to wrap my feeble intellect around a Subject and a Concept that is so towering as to stymy description.
Jesus in me.
another I been thinking about is this; I love incense, love the smell of high class incense, like hawaiian plumeria, or frankincense, and now when I light it, sometimes when I DO go to secret prayer unto Him, the incense to me, represents the prayers of the saints, and when I smell incense, away from the ministry of prayer, it now reminds my soul of the collective prayers of the saints, cascading up to Heaven, a pleasing aroma unto Him, sacrificial...
the same thing with ice cold drinking water on a parched throat....."Thank you Jesus, you are the Living Water from whence I will NEVER thirst again"...its rare I dont drink ice cold drinking water out of a bottle and dont think of the Lord of my life.
Its a Communion that goes on thruout the day, and it involves the elements of my life in this world, water, bread, incense, even the wind blowing thru the trees, as He said, "you hear the wind, and you do not know where it came from, or where its going"......
Even this post I write to you is a form of prayer, a form of communion, we're so seperated and detached, yet for the Glory of God, He is redeeming the internet, and using it and brothers like Greg to bring together the saints.
Much love to you, my hometown is Chicago, and God willing I will be going back in Oct or Nov to work there.
If you ever wanna set a time for collective prayer, pm me...theres another brother(?) here by the moniker of PJ who likes to pray at 4 am..check the thread, maybe we all can come before the Lord in one body....maybe.