“We must be bold to hold to prayers no matter what, such is the heart of Daniel”
Our boldness in the place of prayers need to be revived. We need to revisit men of prayers in scriptures and see their boldness such as Daniel. His friends were people that were bold when the king said to bow down to the God of the land but they refused to bow down. Taking their stand that if they will die for what they believe they stand to die. Death means nothing to this ones. They have conquered death by who they believe which is God. They were ready to die even if God was not ready to save them.
“Who you believe reflect in your boldness”
Daniel was a man of prayer and since my teenager I have a heart for him, I love the things he did in scriptures, refusing to eat of the meal of the king but making just a request for vegetables and water and after the days he gave to the guard, it appeared that what they ate make them better than others that took the king’s meal. They lived after the order of a higher life.
“The refusal of the meat of this world will make a difference in us when we stay on what we believe”
Even when Daniel was told not to pray because his other colleagues could not find fault in him except through his prayer life and the God he serve, then they took up a hand against him and make their laws but the truth is, we saw how he used to pray before and how he got the secret dream of the king by prayers. Prayers make known to us secret things that men don’t know when we get into the inner chamber where strength resides.
“This make me think, if we are to study the Bible day and night and also pray three times a day or even to pray continuously how shall we be?”
Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
6:8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
6:9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
6:11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
We saw that he knew the king has signed the law yet he went ahead to pray to his God as usual. Can we come to this point in our prayer life, where our custom must be to always pray. That’s why when he was at the lion’s den he was heard even in that time of trouble, an angel came to seal the mouths of the lions. When we take time to see some people’s prayer life and walk in their steps we will surely come into their measures. It’s not bad to convert good things.