Jesus: Time Alone With God

Related words

  • Synonyms: intimacy, retreated, solitude, withdrew

  • Related: prayerful


Bible references

Jesus' example

  • Matt 4:1-11; Mark 1:12; Luke 4:1-13 - Jesus' 40 days and nights in the wilderness

  • Mark 1:35 - early in the morning Jesus went to a solitary place to pray.

  • Matt 14:13 - Having heard about John the Baptist's death, Jesus withdrew privately to a solitary place.

  • Matt 14:32-33; Mark 6:45-46 - After feeding the 5,000, Jesus told the disciples to cross the lake but He went up a mountain to pray. (He had been compassionate and flexible enough to minister to the crowd but He still needed that time alone cf v.13.)

  • Luke 11:1 - After Jesus had prayed "in a certain place" one of the disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. The implation is that Jesus was not praying with them but they were able to see Him praying.

  • Luke 9:18 - Jesus was praying in a private place and the disciples were with Him.

  • Matt 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-13; Luke 9:28-36 - The Transfiguration

  • Matt 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46; John 18:1-14 - The Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus' teaching

  • Matt 6:6 - When you pray, go into your room and close the door.

Jesus described

Followers of Jesus