But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray (Luke 5:16 ESV). Jesus himself spent time in prayer. Even though he was and is the incarnate second person of the Trinity and enjoyed perfect communion with his Father, yet Christ would still spend time with God in prayer. Christ drew from Him the strength He needed to continue in His work as the perfect Mediator between the Creator and human beings. In His glorified state, Jesus continues to pray, interceding for His people. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them (Hebrews 7:25). Jesus' example helps us understand that we really cannot do without prayer.
If it was necessary for the Lord Jesus to find strengthening and intimate power from being alone with the Father, how much more important it is for us to be before the Father. If the Son of God needed to pray, so do we. Without regular prayer, our effectiveness in ministry and as salt and light to a spiritually dying world will diminish. Let us spend time before the Lord and deepen our relationship with Him. For it is by Him that we can recharge our spiritual strength.
Lord, I come to you with a humble heart. I come to you and ask that you forgive me when I sin and fall short of your glory. It is at your feet that I find strength. It is in the quietness of the morning when I spend time with you that my soul finds renewal for the day. For in this life I am bombarded with assaults of flaming arrows. It is in Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior that I find rest. In You I find comfort. In You I find peace. In You I find hope. And it is in You that my soul is quenched with living water. I give You alone praise. I give You alone worship. Your are greatly to be praised. Your righteousness clothes me as I come to you with my prayer. The Holy Spirit intercedes for me with words too deep for me to understand. Thank you for your grace and mercy. It is in Jesus name I pray, amen.