The Prayer Life of Jesus: Mark 1:35
“35) In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.” Mark‬ ‭1‬:‭35‬ ‭
I am very intrigued by the prayer life of Jesus. Luke 5:16 says, “But He Himself would often slip away to the wilderness to pray.” There is a question that I am sometimes asked, “If Jesus was God, why did He have to pray?”
The answer is that prayer is not so much about making petition as it is about relationship with God. Jesus was spending time with His Father. He constantly communicated with His Father. According to Romans 8:27, Jesus still occupies an intercessory role with the Father on our behalf.
There is another point that must be stressed. If Jesus being God felt an urgency to pray, how much more should we? Prayer is the secret to building intimacy with God and hearing His voice. That’s why the Bible from beginning to end places such a high value on prayer.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global