And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there He prayed.
All About His Father’s Business
The disciples knew where to find Jesus. He was always praying. If He wasn’t outside praying to the Father, He was inside praying. It’s no wonder that Judas knew where to tell the guards they could find Jesus praying in the garden. Jesus was always about His Fathers business and always in communication with the Father.
When Jesus was tempted, He prayed. When He faced important decisions, He prayed. He could spend an entire night in prayer. One reason why He was always in the Father’s will was because He was focused on praying. His earthly ministry’s agenda was dominated by prayer. Prayer was His priority.
We can clearly see why prayer was so important to Jesus. But how important is prayer in our life today? Do we pray as often as we should? Do we seek God in prayer for all things? Is prayer a priority in your everyday Christian life? Prayer is the most effective tool that a Christian can use. It is the direct line of communication with God. We pray through Jesus because He is our mediator. He takes our prayers to the Father and we pray in the name of Jesus. The prayer of a Christian is always answered. The answer may be yes, no, or wait. God hears your prayers and desires to give you an answer. Just because you didn’t get a prompt answer doesn’t mean you stop seeking God in prayer. The best thing we can do is spend more time and effort in prayer seeking God’s will and way for our life. Make it a priority.
Lord, I need You every hour. I long to spend time with You. I want to start my day with You and end my day with You. Thank you for listening to me.