This week’s readings are based on the Unsung Heroes sermon series. This season, we are looking at some of the lesser-known heroes of the faith, seeing the big impact they had, and understanding how we can learn from their example. Slow down, read the text, and then let it read you.
Now when Daniel knew that the writing [law] 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 (NKJV)
Upon learning that a law was passed that praying to anyone other than King Darius would be thrown into the lions’ den, Daniel committed himself to a time of earnest prayer. There are certain aspects of Daniel’s prayer life that are worth noting. Daniel had a dedicated place (his upper room), a defined method (on his knees with his windows open toward Jerusalem), and consistency (three times a day, since his early days). If your prayer life does not contain these three elements (a dedicated place, a defined method, and consistency), consider changing how and when you pray, commit yourself to a time of earnest prayer, and see what God will do as a result of your faith!