“Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer.”
– Mark 1:35 (CEB)
Priority – Something that you think is more important than other things and should be dealt with first. (Oxford Dictionary)
“Jesus could’ve prayed anywhere, of course —- and He often did pray in public, among crowds, where others could hear and perhaps participate. But the Gospels show us that He made solitude a priority. If he did, shouldn’t we?”
– Bob Hostetler
Solitude is a spiritual discipline that encourages us to spend quiet time with God, listening for God’s way instead of relying on our human way.
“When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims of our affection, the demands on our time, the interest we pursue, and the order of our priorities.”
– Ezra Taft Benson