And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.…
1. In what His prayers for the most part consisted we know not, but we know that one element, which must ever form an important part in our petitions, could have no place in His. He would not say, "Forgive Me My trespasses."
2. But though Christ prayed without seeking mercy, of which He had no need, He still truly and earnestly prayed. His devotions were not simply thanksgivings, utterances of praise and gladness, or ecstatic contemplations.
3. In the prayers of Christ, if in nothing else, we see abundant reason for our prayers.
( E. Mellor, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.