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Make prayer a custom

But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God. (Daniel 6:10 NLT)

It was Daniel’s custom to pray in front of his window facing Jerusalem.  He had a set time each day.  Even with the threat of death if he prayed, he prayed anyway.  Nothing was going to stop him from praying.  How does this apply to us today?  One day when I was a substitute teacher in middle school I ate my lunch in the classroom because a student asked to make up his homework during lunch time.  I prayed over my lunch as I always did.  The young man later said to me that it encouraged him to pray over his meal when he was in the cafeteria with other students.  Sometimes it feels awkward to pray in front of people when you know they are not Christian.  Daniel had the courage to pray even though it meant going to the lions’ den.

–Diane

Written by Diane Levy

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