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.
Firstly, observe that Daniel had a regular prayer routine. His rich devotional life was regular, rather than erratic. It wasn’t a hastily put together, conscience-soothing prayer life either! It combined reverence, petitions and praise. He didn’t bank on his pedigree, experience or education. Neither should we, beloved. Champions do daily what ordinary people do rarely.
Secondly, observe that the pressures of life could not change Daniel’s prayer routine. The laws of men could not disrupt his relationship with God. In the same way, we should not allow life’s hardships or busyness to affect our walk with Christ. In particular, our devotional life must not fluctuate according to events, circumstances or feelings. By stubborn faith, maintain a regular and robust prayer life.
The Bible boldly instructs us to pray without ceasing (1 Th 5:17). It also asserts that the key to good success is meditating on the Word of God day and night (Josh 1:8). That means we should not just start the day with God and then continue on our own the rest of the day. Daniel’s strategy of scheduling regular prayer times during the day is a great way to start. But we should reach a point where our hearts and minds are virtually in constant communion with God throughout the day.
Then the devil has no loophole into our lives. Then there is no room for our flesh to reverse the progress we have made in the Spirit. We don’t lose focus. Our faith remains strong. Our hopes are kept alive. And we receive our miracles!