First Christian Reformed Church || Lynden

The Great Prayer of Daniel

It is my custom on the first Sunday of each new year to challenge and encourage us to devote ourselves to Scripture and prayer. In this text, we find ourselves privy to one of Daniel’s quiet times, one of his moments of personal devotion, when three times a day he would kneel and face Jerusalem. God gives us a glimpse of what it looks like when a Christian is reading Scripture and offering personal heartfelt prayer. We are privileged to have written down for us one of the truly extraordinary prayers of all time, inspired by the Holy Spirit and preserved for our blessing and benefit. This is a prayer worthy of reading and re-reading and meditating on and praying ourselves. We start by asking what prompted Daniel to pray this prayer in the first place?