30 Importance Of Building A Prayer Altar As A Christian

30 Importance Of Building A Prayer Altar As A Christian

30 Importance Of Building A Prayer Altar As A Christian

SCRIPTURE: But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your father which is in secret; and your father which sees in secret shall reward you openly. Matthew 6:6 (NKJV)

INTRODUCTION: As Christians, are we required to even pray at all let alone having individual prayer altar? These are the things we will be considering on this topic and also the importance of building prayer altars in our respective homes. Prayer is an act of communicating with God, Our Maker. Altar is a place created for privacy where we can separate ourselves to God and also draw spiritual including supernatural strength needed to fulfil life’s purpose on earth.

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Prayer altar is a place where we meet with God in prayers and also a place where we can remember all that he has done for us including receiving forgiveness for sins. It is a place to interact with God through the Holy Spirit and releasing oneself for God’s use. Prayer altars helps to secure the spiritual atmosphere in one’s home. It helps one to be consistent, creative, consecrated and directed daily by the spirit of God. It takes discipline to be consistent in growing passion for prayers at a personal altar. With prayer altar, you tend to meet with God daily even before stepping out to the world.

In Mark 1:35 “And in the Morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”, we saw Jesus Christ, the example we are meant to follow as Christians, who despite the multitude that followed him daily never neglect communicating with God but often withdrew himself to a private place to pray to God by rising very early in the morning when it is still dark.

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Prayer Altar helps one to be able to speak and release things into the spiritual realm and through this, God use us as a vehicle to speak on behalf of God to his people through Christ in us. Prayer altar is a place where we receive revelations and wage warfare effectively and by creating a prayer altar, one has chosen a make a specific place in one’s life dedicated to approaching God in Prayers.

30 Importance Of Building A Prayer Altar As A Christian

  1. To create a space specifically to enter into the presence of God.
  2. To eliminates distractions from people and environment.
  3. To help one commit to God through worship, prayer, mediation and spend quality time with him.
  4. To help build one’s prayer life and also to listen to the spirit’s guidance.
  5. To motivate one to present oneself to God and offer up one’s life to him each and every day.
  6. To help one have a committed prayer habit.
  7. To humble one’s spirit and also help to develop the fruits of the spirit.
  8. To assist in drawing the spiritual and supernatural strength one needed in the journey of life.
  9. To connect with God at a deeper level.
  10. To separate one from curses and generational traits.
  11. To pray for the needs of other people around one when one feel led and directed to by the spirit of God.
  12. To gain powers to shape and alter the destiny of one and families.
  13. To have a place to release prophetic declaration over one’s life and destiny.
  14. To have a place to pray into existence God’s plan and purpose for living.
  15. To learn new and create ways to view situations in one’s life.
  16. To have a spiritual center in one’s home where one can connect with the divine.
  17. To have a place to study and have in-depth knowledge about the word of God.
  18. To have a place to mediate and relax with one’s creator.
  19. To have a place to introduce children to spirituality and the divine nature of God.
  20. To make contact with the realm of the spirit on legal ground.
  21. To activate covenant of the divine and also to maintain.
  22. To measure how healthy, one’s spiritual life is.
  23. To get a view of the supernatural being of God and invoking the dimension of spirit.
  24. To live a Christ-like life.
  25. To make one have all it takes to live for God alone.
  26. To prepare one in the working of the ministry God gave to one.
  27. To have a spiritual shield for one’s home.
  28. To attract divine blessing and have a gateway to heaven.
  29. To have a place to remember all that God has gone for one and also to receive forgiveness for one’s sins.
  30. To make a place to lift one’s self as a living sacrifice to our creator.



From Biblical view, we can’t but neglect the important role prayers played in the life of a believer. Jesus Christ, who as Christians we are expected to follow, started with prayers and ended with prayers. A prayerless Christian can’t go far with God. To know the mind of God towards you as a believer, you needed to create time for him in our personal space in order for him to come in and build friendship and fellowship with us. Plans for all aspects of life, nation, family etc. are revealed during prayers. God doesn’t neglect his very own and revelations are revealed during your personal time with him. We should make prayer a lifestyle and building a prayer altar can help one to achieve this.


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