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Jesus retreats in prayer

In Capernaum Jesus taught the people with authority then caused quite a stir when He cast a demon (or dark spirit) out of a man in the local synagogue! That evening in the home of Simon Peter, Jesus cured Peter’s mother-in-law from a fever then soon found Himself surrounded by people who were bound by some kind of illness or ill spirit. The crowd grew so big that it seemed like the whole city had gathered around Peter’s door! Jesus freed the people of all types of ills but, afterward, just needed some time to Himself – time away from the crowd and time alone with His Heavenly Father. “Early in the morning while it was still dark, Jesus got up and went out into a deserted place, and there He prayed.” When His followers finally found Him, Jesus was ready to continue His travels to the neighboring towns. With rest, solitude, and prayer to fortify Him and His healing work, Jesus went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the need for repentance and forgiveness and freeing people of every