The practice of prayer// 06-07-22

“Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.” Daniel 6:10 NIV

This was the practice of Daniel, a man who had been taken into captivity by the Babylonians. So much of his identity and culture had been stripped away from him; he was taught a new language, his name was changed, but as you read the text you see that no one could take away the last of his freedoms, to choose his attitude in any given circumstance, and he chose to persist in pray! Every day he went to his room where the windows opened towards Jerusalem and he prayed. His horrendous circumstances did not stop him giving thanks, in fact it was his resolve not to defile himself but to still seek God’s will and to persist in prayer that resulted in him finding divine purpose in his situation. Even when his life was under threat he continued to pray. It didn’t save him from being thrown into the lion’s den, but God brought him through it and used it in amazing ways. When we persist in prayer, it might not mean a safe, comfortable life, but it will mean we keep a passionate faith, our hearts alive for the purposes of God, and people will get to hear and see the Saviour in action, in and through our lives. Lord, would You find me faithful and persistent in prayer like Daniel, seeking You and trusting You no matter what the situation. Please use my life to bring great glory to Your name I pray. Amen 🙌🏼❤️‍🔥