Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days (Daniel 6:10, Holy Bible, New King James Version).
- Daniel showed no concern about the signed decree that prohibited petitions to anyone other than King Darius. Daniel had prayed three times each day before the decree and he made no changes the day the order to stop praying became effective. He did not hide in fear and whisper prayers in a corner. Daniel threw open the windows and prayed with boldness. He knew that his God, the one true God, would take care of him.
Prayer: Lord, give me Daniel’s determination to devote time to prayer without distractions. Amen.
- Devotion by Violet Carr Moore