It's Time To Pray From Max Lucado's Daily Devotional
"Daniel was a young man when he was taken into Babylonian captivity. Later he realized that the seventy years of prophesied captivity were coming to an end, and he took the matter to the Lord. Now, if any person deserved to be heard by God, it was he. Yet in the presence of God, this holy man offered a brokenhearted prayer. The prayer so moved the heart of God that an angel was sent with this message: “From the moment you decided to humble yourself to receive understanding, your prayer was heard…” (Daniel 10:12 MSG)."
"Friend, the moment you bow your head to pray is the moment God lifts his hand to help. Your heavenly Father wants to hear from you. Are you desperate, without options? By no means. Now, more than ever, is the time to get down on your knees and plead for help."
From Mike: I've read some authors who urge you go to God in prayer and DEMAND of Him! Demanding does not seem like a humble heart but a proud heart. We are encouraged in Philippians 4:6 to pray - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Be patient, humble and continue to pray.
The story of Daniel teaches us God will deliver on His time not ours!
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