Scripture Saturday {Mark 1:35}

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By Sandra Wyatt

Welcome to Scripture Saturday! Today we begin our memorization of verses found in Mark. Our first is Mark 1:35…

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.

In this verse we see that Jesus frames the daylight hours with a commitment to prayer and communion with God…He got up early, before the regular day’s activities began. Although you might find that other times work better for you, the point is, you should see prayer as a priority that will make all your other priorities more manageable and less stressful. Let prayer time be your time to rest in God, to let him renew your strength, brighten your hope, and sharpen your faith.

Jesus’ early morning prayer shows us the depth of his humility. Rising so early in the morning to pray meant that his first thoughts were on His Father. Finding a secret place to pray not only provided Jesus with less distractions, it demonstrates to us his intense desire to commune with his Father. 

When we pray in a solitary place it can eliminate the temptation for us to perform for others.

Jesus also prayed alone. It is an example for us of secret prayer…”But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

Converse with Him, keep up communion with Him, and give Him your best everyday!

Here is a link that may bless you…

https://www.jashow.org/articles/general/gospel-of-mark-robby-gallaty-program-4/

Have a precious and blessed day everyone!

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