Mark 6:30-32, 30 Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31 And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. 32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves
The disciples went out on the account of Jesus’ prayer power. As they shared the testimonies of the miracles, Jesus called them aside to a place where they would learn the secret of prayer power, eat and rest.
“Prayer is the greatest of all forces, it honors God and brings Him into active aid” (E.M. Bounds). “The priority of prayer in Jesus life, the great majority of His words dealt with one thing, a passion for God to be glorified throughout the world” (Paul Washer). Prayer is nothing but passion, zeal, drive, hunger, burden to make God’s name great (glory of God) and advance His kingdom.
Prayer is the nucleus that holds all together. “The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. …He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.” (Samuel Chadwick).
“Therefore I exhort FIRST of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men…”, 1Tim 2:1. The reason being, “If the axe is dull, And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength;…” (Ecc 10:10). Standing strong on bended knees are held by prayers.