Jesus was a very busy man while He was on this earth. Mark 1 tells us that He was very occupied with healing people pretty much all day. IF I were Jesus, I know I would be sleeping in after a hard day’s work like He went through almost every day. Verse 35, however, tells us that Jesus,
“rose very early in the morning while it was still dark, departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.”
Notice the three elements of Jesus’ practice. He rose early, he went to a desolate place, and he prayed. There is nothing magical about the early morning hours. God does not listen better during those times. In fact some people’s schedules might force them to use those hours doing other things. The morning does, however, give us the benefit of quieting our souls before the hustle and bustle of the day starts. Try this week to get up 30 minutes before what you normally do. After you have splashed water on your face enough to properly rouse yourself go to a room or a place where no one will interrupt you, and then meet with your God. What happens in those 30 minutes might just cause you to want to do the same thing next week.