” And in the morning, long before daylight, He got up and went out to a deserted place, and there He prayed. And Simon ( Peter ) and those who were with him followed Him ( pursuing Him eagerly and hunting Him out ), And they found Him and said to Him, Everybody is looking for You. ” – Mark 1: 35 – 37
Secret prayer stands commented to us, as by the precept of Christ,
Matthew 6: 6 ” But when you pray, go into your ( most ) private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, who is in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret will reward you in the open. “
So by his frequent example, to teach us that our duty in prayer is not discharged without it; We are to pray with all prayer and supplication. There is in public and private prayer a more united strength and interest, but in secret prayer is an advantage for more free and full communication of our souls unto God. Christ for this choose the morning, as the time freest from distractions and company; and a solitary place, as fittest for a secret duty.
Why should we pray – To whom do we pray? Before we can answer ” why should me pray “. We must know to whom we pray. There is only One supreme creator and Sovereign God. There is only one way to him and that is through His only – Son, Jesus Christ. God, Our heavenly Father, is the only one we can be assured of who hears and answers our prayers. He is God of amazing love, mercy, and forgiveness.