THE PRIVY KEY OF HEAVEN
(A Discourse of Closet Prayer)
by Thomas Brooks, published during
the awful plague of London in 1665.
“But when you pray, go into your room, close
the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.
Then your Father, who sees what is done in
secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6
In what respects afflictions are like a rod
God’s purpose and end of taking up the rod
Twenty special lessons to learn by the rod
Twenty arguments to persuade you to closet prayer
To those who are strangers to closet prayer
Six objections stated and answered
Eleven advices and counsels
Means, Rules, and Directions