In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. Mark 1:35
Mark’s gospel is short, sweet and to the point. 35 verses in and Jesus has already been baptized, faced the devil’s temptations in the wilderness, began his ministry of teaching, preaching and healing, and began to call his disciples.
And now, Jesus heads into a quiet place to pray. This will not be the only time we read this in the gospels. Jesus’ regular routine was to preach, teach, heal and pray.
This week I begin a four-day spiritual retreat of prayer and bible study. One of my goals is to rekindle my daily prayer routine, not saying I was not praying daily, but to truly build it back up to where it should be.
It is easy to slip out of the discipline, especially with the wild world we live in today, however that wild world is all the reason to pray more.
As you begin your week, find time to be alone with God. Spend a little more time in prayer, even if it is only a few minutes more. Then see how much more you can do.