Angels and Prayer

John Piper comments on Daniel 10-12, in a sermon, “Angels and Prayer”:

But the point is this: Daniel’s praying was not about angels. And probably ours shouldn’t be either. We should wrestle in prayer and fasting for the things that we know are God’s will in our lives and our families and our church and our city and our world. But by and large we should probably leave it to God how he will use angels to get his work done. If God shows us more, we will use it. But the essence of the matter is not knowing the spirits but knowing God and praying in the power of Holy Spirit.

So let us be about it with all our might this year. May the Lord make us a people who pray like Daniel.