In this video, about 18 minutes into it, you see an example that distinctly goes against this Scripture in Matthew 6:6.
The Finger of God… or is it?
When you pray, go into your 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. Matthew 6:6
Prayers greatest reward is the chance it gives us to experience the heart of God.
The most important activity we can engage in as Christians is prayer. Everything connected with God evolves out of time spent alone with Him in praise, worship, devotion, and petition.
We cannot truly experience the wonder of praise or the peace that comes from meditating on His Word unless we have first spent time with Him in prayer. Without prayer, there is no depth in our relationship with God, and our knowledge of him becomes empty and stale within our hearts.
Only prayer can revive a weary soul. When David was on the run from Saul, the first place he went was to God in prayer. When Jesus became physically tired, He sought the Father through prayer. Nothing has the potential to change the face of your environment like prayer.
ARRESTED, thrown into PRISON, and waiting for EXECUTION, Peter PRAYED, as a did those who knew him, and God sent an angel to help him escape. Prayer is not merely coming to God with a wish list. It is, instead, a time when you make yourself available to be used of Him in whatever way He chooses.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of being used by You. I am making myself available.