Jesus’ Submission To The Father: Prayer

See  Mark 1:35, Matthew 14:23, Luke 5:16, Luke 6:12

Aside from the simple fact that  Jesus prayed, what other features of Jesus prayer life do these accounts have in common and why is each important??

Do you think Jesus needed prayer more than we do? Less than we do? Or about the same as we do?


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2 Responses to Jesus’ Submission To The Father: Prayer

  1. Mary K

    Jesus’ frequent prayers to God in solitude demonstrate to me His incredible closeness to God. I can’t imagine how lonely it must have been for Jesus to have been in God’s presence forever, then finding Himself essentially alone on earth. I believe Jesus treasured these moments with God, and derived the enormous spiritual strength required to accomplish what He came to earth to do.

    Through Jesus we have access to the same closeness to God and spiritual strength. For the righteous person it is a need, but more it is a lifelong aspiration.

  2. Connie

    In each of these passages Jesus sought solitude in the night or darkness
    (Mk 1:35) to pray, and commune with His Father. He sought out the hills & mountains to be alone in prayer. Lk 6 He went off to a mountain and prayed there all night long before choosing his 12 apostles. In Luke 22 Jesus also went up to the Mount of Olives to pray in the night his most difficult prayers before his arrest and crucifixion.
    He did not need to pray more than we in talking to His father. We should emulate Him in his prayer life, especially in making difficult decisions & circumstances; along with giving our heartfelt thanksgiving prayers.
    He sought solitude, without the distractions of others.

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