Matthew 14 is another chapter in the life of Jesus filled with ministry to people. He had just fed 5,000 people with two fishes and five loaves of bread. He had spent time teaching, feeding, organizing and listening to people...and it left him needing some down time.
So he went into a mountain to pray. He was there alone...alone with God, that is. We need some time alone. We're so busy balancing school activities, baseball games, after-school activities, family schedules, dinner and ministry that we must not neglect some time alone...with God. If Jesus needed it, rest assured you need it as well.
Prayer emphasis for today: Find a quiet place and spend 15 minutes with God. Just be alone with Him and see if you don't feel better.