And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.
(Daniel 10:10-12 ESV)
As we end this month’s reading in Daniel, be encouraged to pray. Look at the points (paraphrased) that this angelic messenger made to Daniel:
- “You are greatly loved by God”
- “I want you to understand the words I speak”
- “I have been sent to you”
- “Don’t be afraid”
- “God knows you have humbled yourself and want to understand Him”
- “God hears your words”
- God answers prayer and meets us where we are
May we pray like Daniel, knowing that God loves us, hears us and answers. Humble ourselves before God, seek to understand Him, don’t be afraid and wait to see how God answers.