Daniel “Praise the Name of God Forever!”      


Then Daniel praised the God of heaven. He said, “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. Daniel 2:19

How would you describe your prayer life?

A.    Heavenly

B.    Out there

C.    Grounded

D.   In the pits


Prayer is not a technique by which we charm or convince God into giving us what we want. Prayer is a sober-minded acknowledgement of our true situation before the Lord and an admission of our need for divine help. That’s what we can learn from this prophet Daniel.


Daniel 6:10b tells us that Daniel spoke prayers of gratitude. “Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.”


Daniel heard about the law (forbid prayer to anyone except King Darius), when he returned home, he went upstairs and prayed in front of the widow that faced Jerusalem. In the same way that he had always done, he knelt down in prayer three times a day, giving thanks to God.