Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

-Daniel 6:10 NIV


Every day, three times a day, Daniel would get down on his knees, face Jerusalem from the widow of his bedroom, and pray to the one true God.  Even though he’d been a hostage exiled in Babylon since he was 15, Daniel still found a way to make spending time with God an everyday priority. Undoubtedly, Daniel prayed at other times, but he prioritized specific times to be in God’s presence.  What would it look like over the next 21 days if we scheduled a particular time every day to spend with God in prayer?  What if this was a time we protected and prioritized. Yes, we want to pray continuously throughout our day, but wouldn’t the weight of our lives be a lot lighter if we knew we could prepare for whatever we had to face with a daily appointment to talk, listen, and be together with our Heavenly Father? 


God over the next 21 days of prayer and fasting teach us to set aside a specific time every day to spend with you in prayer. Help us to learn from the wisdom of Daniel, that time with you in prayer is the answer to everything. Use this time to restore our souls,  and give us a particular strength to face whatever today might bring.

Chase Kennedy