It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.
— Luke 6:12, NASB
Jesus, when preparing for some great trial or some important work, would resort to the solitude of the mountains and spend the night in prayer to His Father.
We, too, must have times set apart for meditation and prayer and for receiving spiritual refreshing… Prayer and faith will do what no power on earth can accomplish.
When we permit our communion with God to be broken, our defense is departed from us. Not all your good purposes and good intentions will enable you to withstand evil. You must be men and women of prayer. Your petitions must not be faint, occasional, and fitful, but earnest, persevering, and constant.
Cultivate the habit of talking with the Saviour when you are alone, when you are walking, and when you are busy with your daily labor. Let the heart be continually uplifted in silent petition for help, for light, for strength, for knowledge. Let every breath be a prayer.
Christ in the heart, Christ in the life, this is our safety. The atmosphere of His presence will fill the soul… Our spirit may be so identified with His that in thought and aim we shall be one with Him.
Nothing is more needed in our work than the practical results of communion with God… His peace in the heart will shine forth in the countenance. It will give to the voice a persuasive power.
Communion with God will ennoble the character and the life… This will impart to the worker a power that nothing else can give. Of this power he must not allow himself to be deprived.
The strength received through communion with God, united with earnest effort in training the mind to thoughtfulness and caretaking, prepares one for daily duties and keeps the spirit in peace under all circumstances, however trying.
— Ministry of Healing, 1905, p.509, 512
Have times set apart for meditation, prayer and receiving spiritual refreshing.
Your petitions must be earnest, persevering and constant.
Cultivate the habit of talking with your Savior. Let every breath be a prayer.
Continually uplift the heart in silent petition for help, light, strength and knowledge.