Luke 6:12 NKJV
Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
This scripture reveals that Jesus found it necessary to pray all night when He was faced with an important task. He was about to select the 12 staff members who would follow Him closely and assist Him for the duration of His ministry. It was important that He get the mind of the Father on this. This is a good example for us. When we are facing important tasks or making important choices, we need to take more time in prayer than we normally do. Time spent with God helps us focus and hear from Him more clearly. Let us not hurry through prayer when we have critical decisions to make. Let us take time to be certain we have the right direction.