Jesus Praying
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Even the Savior needed time alone with His Father.

01/25/23 | 1 min read
A thought about Matthew 3, Mark 1, and Luke 3.

It was early in the Savior’s ministry, and not many people knew who He was yet—but that was about to change.

In one day, Jesus did all of this:

  • He taught in a synagogue.
  • He cast an unclean spirit out of a man.
  • He healed Simon Peter’s mother-in-law.
  • He ministered to the people who showed up after hearing about His other miracles (see Mark 1:21–34).

According to Mark, “All the city was gathered together at the door” (Mark 1:33). Suddenly there were A LOT of people who wanted Jesus’s time and attention!

So the next morning, Jesus made sure He was ready for a busy day. “Rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed” (Mark 1:35).

If the Savior needed to take time to be alone and pray and recharge His spiritual batteries, how much more do WE need to do that? No matter how busy we are, we should always remember to make time for the Lord.

My Time with God

Try setting aside a little more time each day to pray and listen to what God is trying to tell you.