Pray Anyway

We have been told, and it has been feared by many that we cannot pray in certain places: public schools, government offices, even some restaurants; maybe some other places too.

Daniel the prophet was told he could not pray, and he prayed anyway, just as he had done before the “law” was changed.  Hear the words of Scripture…

“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.” Daniel 6:10  (KJB)

Now just to let you know I have written on this verse before, however, a new thought came to mind as I read Daniel 4 – 6 for my Bible reading today.

Those who hated Daniel because of his relationship with King Darius purposed to the king, with some quite obvious deception, that they write a decree which was a basic forbidding of prayer to anyone but Darius.  Keep in mind that Daniel had always been a man of prayer, and even when he knew this decree from the king was written he continued to do what he had done before; he prayed.  He did not go into hiding to pray.  He continued as he always had, and he was seen praying.

What can I learn from this.  We lost a great deal when we were told; and we are still told; that we cannot pray in public schools, and their sports events.  My question is, Were we praying before it was forbidden?

If you have not been praying to the God of heaven, the God who created the Universe and all that is in it, then begin today. Start by calling on the name of the One who died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and He rose again.

When you feel the need to pray to Him, pray.  No one can stop you or me from praying.  You can pray while driving down the road in your car – a caveat’ on that though: do not close your eyes.

Praying to the One true God through His Son Jesus will change your life, empower you for living for Him, and you will experience His love, mercy, and grace in a whole new way and view it in a whole new way.

When you have been praying all along life’s way, and someone tells you that you cannot pray – pray anyway.

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