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Jesus’ Discipline of Prayer

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Amanda Wagner walks through a story recorded in Mark 1:35-39. It’s the story of Jesus, whose days are filled with people in need coming to Him and begging for help, intentionally withdrawing to pray. Immediately before this story Jesus heals many people and immediately following it Jesus heals a person with leprosy. Everywhere Jesus goes crowds form around Him. It would be so easy for Him to simply remain where He is and tend to the need in front of Him. But, as He withdraws to pray, He discerns a specific instruction to leave the city and travel to the surrounding villages. It’s in prayer that Jesus receives His assignment. Where do we go to receive ours?