Lessons from Mark

“…rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.”

mark02So many important lessons learned from just the first chapter of Mark.

But probably none so crucial as the fact that Jesus was a man of prayer.

Or should I better say:  Jesus IS a man of prayer. Sitting at the right hand of the Father and interceding for you and for me.

How can any one of us believe that we can do anything of value without prayer?

Make a plan. Work hard. Reassess. Work. Work. Work.

Jesus certainly didn’t just work, work, work. He sought the will of his Father and through prayer he discerned what to do next. Why wouldn’t we??

Lord, help me to remember that it’s YOUR strength that I need, not mine.

And it’s YOUR sovereign plan, not mine.

And it’s for YOUR glory, not mine.


  1. Thank you for this great lesson, Marianna!

    • This is just PART of what I learned in the sermon yesterday. Thankful for pastors who clearly preach the Word!! Thankful that our church HERE in the states and THERE in Ukraine both take prayer seriously!!

  2. Oh I needed to be in Sweden last week. It is always amazing but never surprising how God helps us to focus even when we are separated by time and distance. I like your comment about Jesus did not just work, work, work. I think we have been doing a lot of that lately. As we use to say plan your work and work your plan. But always seek the Master first in prayer.

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