Solitude, Silence, and Prayer.

Mark 1:35-39

35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

On Sunday, April 29 we will use Mark 1:35-39 as our base Scripture as we look at “Solitude, Silence, and Prayer” and how it relates to our trying to be like Jesus.  Jesus took time in solitude to pray, perhaps we ought to make this discipline a part of our regular routine as well.

Some questions for us to consider this week as we prepare our hearts and minds for our Gathering for Worship on Sunday morning at 10:45 AM.

Are solitude, silence, and prayer a regular part of my life?

How does solitude, silence, and prayer assist you in hearing the still small voice of God?

Is there a direct correlation between the amount of noise in our lives and our inability to hear God?