Daniel’s Habit of Prayer

If at all you would like to end up in prison; for what crime might that be? Shocked? We now look at a man who landed in a den of lions for the sole crime of praying to God. That too at the age of eighty plus. His name is Daniel.

When a law was passed in the land that anyone who prayed to any god or man in the … Read the rest

But Daniel Resolved Not to Defile Himself

What were the challenges this young man faced?

First of all he was a captive. He most likely was torn away from his family. He was young (about sixteen years). His homeland was now devastated. The centre of his Jewish faith the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. He was taken to a foreign land, given a new name bearing the identity of a Babylonian god (a total cultural shock), and … Read the rest

Immediate Answer to Prayer

Chapter 28

Theme: Immediate Answer to Prayer
Focus on: Daniel
Reading Portion(s): Daniel 9, Jeremiah 25:11,12; 29:10 & 2 Chronicles 36:21.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
There is a promise in the Bible which says: “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24 NIV). Blessed is the man who has experienced this. Yes,
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Resistance to Prayer

Chapter 21

Theme: Resistance to Prayer
Focus on: Daniel
Reading Portion(s): Daniel 10
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
The first truth we are taught about prayer is that it is talking to God. Some years later we start using the term communion with God. But there are other dimensions to prayer too. One of them is that prayer is warfare. The
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Do Not Interpretations Belong to God?

Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams” (Genesis 40:8b NIV).

The Bible deals much about dreams. The Book of Genesis and the Book of Daniel contains many references to dreams and their interpretation. Today, there is much talk about dreams in the Christian world too. They quote the promise in Joel which speaks of old men dreaming dreams and young men seeing … Read the rest

The Habit of Prayer

Chapter 15

Theme: The Habit of Prayer
Focus on: Daniel
Reading Portion(s): Daniel 6
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
When do most people pray? They pray when some crisis comes in their lives. But then they sadly find that their prayers are not reaching anywhere. This is not because God is not merciful nor because He has closed His ears to
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