Two things about this verse have always stuck out to me. One being that Jesus was the very Son of God and yet took many opportunities to spend time in prayer to His Father. I've always thought, if the Son of God Himself needed to cry out to our Father in prayer, well my goodness how much more should we seek time crying out to our Heavenly Father?!
Another thing I learn from this Scripture is that Jesus "went out and departed to a solitary place..." I believe one of the lessons in this verse is that we, too, need to find a "solitary place" where we can be alone with our God...and pray.
So many things happen when we pray!
First of all, we're showing our Heavenly Father that we love Him and desire to spend time with Him.
And we're taking the focus off of ourselves, our problems, and putting out the effort to place our concerns into His capable hands...and not our own.
We also allow the opportunity for God to speak to us, when we take the time to find a quiet place to be in His presence. Sometimes its hard to be quiet, and listen for His still, small voice to speak into our lives.
I think one of my biggest weaknesses is not spending enough time in God's presence. I know there are alot of different ways to speak to God, and I often talk to Him throughout the day, just sitting here or driving or whenever.
But honestly, I think its also important that I humble myself by literally bowing down on my face before Him...to show my awe and reverence to Him...to just bow in His presence.
Afterall, Jesus knelt in prayer to our Father many times in the New Testament. And I believe there's a reason for that. Yes, He also spoke to God while standing, and performing miracles, but He made a point of falling down on His face to pray and worship and love His Father.
We're blessed that we are even allowed to come into God's presence. We're blessed that we're invited to fall on our face before our God, and worship and pray and give our hearts to Him.