Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else–to the nearby villages–so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
Dear Jesus, you valued prayer so much that you were willing to give up sleep to have uninterrupted time with the Father. We yearn for that same desire to pray and experience a close fellowship with God. Help us be blessed with quiet times to spend in prayer. Amen.