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. (Mark 1:35)
There are many times that Jesus retreats to a solitary place for prayer, this being one of those times. I’m not certain why he does this. Could it be important for us to practice this too? I think so.
I think this would be important for us because it allows unadulterated time to focus on God and His glory. Jesus probably did this, I think, in order to recooperate and fill his soul with God’s love.
I think that without this all important prayer, we can become wearied and risk losing our focus. I recently became acquainted with this idea of weariness. I was so utterly focused on defending the hope that is in me that I forgot to focus on God!
We may not need to pray early in the morning, but I am going to start doing that again. It will help with keeping our minds, hearts, and souls nourished and focused on God throughout the rest of the day.