And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. Mark 1:35
It's interesting that Jesus' concept of being renewed in strength and refreshed was not sleeping in, but getting out early before anyone else was up and communing with the Father.
Jesus drew His strength from prayer. I do not know of any greater evidence of the necessity of our praying than the fact that Jesus prayed. Jesus, being the Son of God, saw the necessity of prayer, how much more do we need prayer?
Look at Paul's strong exhortation to us to pray found in Philippians 4:6-7.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." NKJV
Let’s follow the example given us day by day by seeking the Lord through prayer.
Jesus said in John 16:24, henceforth you have been asking nothing in my name, ask,... In the Greek, it’s in the intensive form, in reads (ask, please ask, that you might receive, that your joy may be full!)
Notice what Paul says in Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
We should never gauge problems by our capacity to deal with them. Difficulty must always be measured by the capacity of the one doing the work. Let’s remember the great opportunity that has been given to us if we simply ask and receive from the Lord.