The Messiah withdrew to lonely places when he prayed
Yahushua of Nazareth the Messiah taught his followers to pray in secret...not like the hypocrites, the Pharisees, who prayed out in public:
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
False apostle and Pharisee Saul of Tarsus on how to pray...like the Pharisees!:
1 Timothy 2:7-8
Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Again, not that Saul was a Pharisee. So is it any wonder, then, that he taught that we should pray as the Pharisees do?! Out in public, making a show in front of people? And the Messiah specifically warned against praying as the "hypocrite" Pharisees! Let those who have eyes to see and ears to hear do so.
Is it any wonder, then, how the leaders and so-called "pastors" and "priests" of the modern-day apostate "Christian" churches lead their congregations in prayers out in the open? Is this following the teaching of the Messiah? Or of the false teacher Paul? This is following the way of the hypocritical Pharisees, and more about putting on a show, rather than a demonstration of true piety and close relationship with the Heavenly Father.