Day 339: Pray Without Ceasing (Dan. 5 -6; 1 John 4)

In Daniel 6 we find Daniel in many different types of situations. At the beginning, we see him promoted and exalted as one of the King’s greatest men.  He is clearly experiencing a wondrous peak in his life.  In that moment, he thanks God for his blessings and continues to serve His Lord.  However, something happens that seems to occur whenever we as believers work our hardest to serve the Lord.  The devil attacks.

Some men who were jealous of Daniel start a rumor that he is serving God rather than King Darius. Daniel is thrown into a lion’s den because of a document King Darius signed. How does Daniel react to this situation?  He prays.  Notice the pattern here?  Daniel continued to pray throughout the high and low seasons of his life.  The good news is that the story did not end there and Daniel was delivered from the lions thanks to God.  Daniel’s service to God should be an example to us all.

When do you pray to God? Do you pray in the low times?  Do you pray in the high times?  1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 says, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Daniel exemplified this verse with His life.

Do you exemplify this verse in your life? I encourage you to pray without ceasing during the high and low points in your life. Miracles happen and lives are changed when you follow Daniel’s example. Pray without ceasing and grow closer to your Savior.


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