Mark 1:35-39 NRSVue

35In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” 38He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also, for that is what I came out to do.” 39And he went throughout all Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.

Some thoughts on this scripture

When Jesus prays, it gives him strength and guidance for his mission. He rises from prayer to go out to others. How about my prayer? Does it make me energetic and outgoing, or is it sometimes a cocoon, insulating me from the real world?