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And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:35 great while before day. Both at the beginning of His earthly ministry and at the end (in Gethsemane), Christ in His humanity felt the necessity of fervent prayer to His Father. In fact, frequent prayer was a mark of His whole life on earth. In this, as in all things human, He is our example. If He needed frequent prayer, how much more do we!

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