Numerous times in the Scriptures, Jesus took time alone to pray to His Father in Heaven. Not only that, but He also rose early to dedicate and make room for the seconds, minutes, and hours He'd spend in the presence of the Holy One, unrushed and untimed.
In Mark 1:35, we hear the story as the disciples search for Jesus after a long day of healing. Instead of finding Him still in bed, however, they see Him in a place of solitude with the Father. I cannot recount a Scripture where they ever found Him lazy, exhausted, or too tired to talk to His Best Friend, Creator, and Sustainer of Life.
"Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up and slipped out to a solitary place to pray. Simon and his companions went to look for Him, and when they found Him, they said, "Everyone is looking for You!”
But Jesus answered, "Let us go on to the neighboring towns so I can preach there as well, for that is why I have come." So He went throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons."
When we take time in the daylight to pray to God, we are preparing ourselves for a day dedicated to Him and His will.
"Very early in the morning I will seek you," declares Psalm 63:1, for "Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord Watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for He grants sleep to those He loves" (Psalm 127:1-2).
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