Mark 1:35 (NIV) – Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.
Though Christ had a very visible ministry, His times of solitude were critical to His effectiveness. His prayers enabled Him to balance the visible with the invisible, the natural with the supernatural, and His humanity with His divinity. Those occasions of solitude opened wide the channels of His heart to receive His Father’s direction and get a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit. Prayer must become as important to us as the air we breathe. God wants to guide us every day; and this exchange of life, called prayer, must not only go on naturally throughout the day, but also we must set aside times for focused prayer. When we do, we will become more conscious of the Lord’s guiding presence throughout each day. Live in a dynamic relationship with God: prioritize prayer.