Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously. Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God. Daniel 6:10-11
**We should practice consistent prayer.
The reason Daniel was convicted of breaking the King’s decree is found in the above verses. Daniel prayed to God even though he know that it could cost him dearly. He stayed consistent in prayer no matter the price. His faithfulness to prayer caused him to be thrown in a den of hungry lions.
Daniel gives us an example about prayer in his prophecy. If we are going to stay pure and holy in a world that has lost its way, we must remain close to Christ through prayer. Daily, consistent prayer will allow us to remain focused upon Jesus each and every hour. We need communion with God if we are stay straight in the midst of a crooked world.
Prayer is costly. Prayer requires a persistent commitment to stay in close contact with the Lord. It is easy to let our prayer life slip. Don’t do it! Keep praying, keep asking, keep seeking, and keep knocking. God bless our labor of prayer in ways that are seen and in ways that are unseen.
Daniel’s life reminds us that prayer is important. Prayer matters in the life of every believer. Let us encourage one another to be consistent, persistent, and faithful in prayer!