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“I’ll Pray Anyway”

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“I’ll Pray Anyway”

My children have a book about Daniel called, ‘I’ll pray anyway’.  The title refers to Daniel 6:10:

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.   

When we find ourselves unwilling to put the time aside for prayer, it is not because we are threatened with being thrown to the lions, but perhaps because we consider ourselves to be too busy or too tired.  Perhaps we think that we don’t know how to pray or that we aren’t much good at prayer.  Perhaps we’re just not in the mood or can’t be bothered.  Perhaps we are feeling discouraged, or experiencing aridity in prayer.  All these ‘reasons’ we know in the cold light of day to be not worthy of us but at the time, they can seem pretty convincing.

At such moments, let’s remember Daniel’s determination: ‘I’ll pray anyway’.  ‘Success’ in prayer is not our concern; God asks us only to be faithful, so no matter how we feel, let us persevere with prayer, always listening for the Holy Spirit to lead us.

  1. Lyndsey says:

    I love that little book, Jane. I sent a copy of it to my nephew for his 4th birthday.
    It just goes to show that we’re never too old to learn from a book for children!

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