“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”
Jesus will choose the twelve apostles the very next day (v13). As He approaches this major decision that will affect His ministry and its reach, He carves out some alone time to pray and talk with God. The Lord understood the importance of such a milestone in ministry, and more than that He understood the importance of praying before taking this step.
Lord, help me to identify similar milestones and major decisions in my life and ministry and teach me to devote much time leading up to such decisions to prayer. To make these sorts of decisions and to make them in alignment with Your will, I need Your guidance, Your wisdom, and Your help. Help me to be fervent in prayer as I walk with and serve You. Amen.