Luke 5:16 ” But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”

Throughout the Gospels we see Jesus very frequently going off by Himself to pray. “At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place.” (Luke 4:42) “Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowd. After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray.” (Matthew 14:22-23) So what can we learn from His example here? But more importantly, why should we implement it into our own lives? Jesus sought out secluded areas to be alone with God…away from the noise, confusion, and distractions of the world….with nothing to draw His mind away. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? That’s because quiet solitude with God, far from the busyness, chaos, and racket of everyday life, can be life changing to a stale, stalled, or nonexistent prayer life. Try it today. Get off by yourself somewhere quiet and pray…just you and God.

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