When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father, which is in secret. — Matt 6:6
This is faith’s stronghold; here she weapons herself for the daily conflict. Silence in that closet of prayer bespeaks death throughout all the house. When that door is suffered to rust on its hinges, and that chamber is deserted, then the heart–house is soon retaken by Satan, and evil spirits come in and dwell there. — Theodore Cuyler.