Jesus withdrew at times to solitary places and went up alone to the mountain to pray, passing the night in prayer. (cf. Lk. 5:16, 6:12)
While every Christian is called to unite himself with the prayer of the Son of God to the Father in the Holy Spirit, some are called – for the good of the Church – to follow more closely Christ praying, suffering and combating Satan in the wilderness.
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