But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God. (Daniel 6:10 NLT)
For Daniel, prayer was not something he tacked onto his day. He didn’t pray when and if he had time, prayer was the most regular part of everything he did. It’s hard to imagine how his life would have looked without prayer.
We tend to pray more when things get difficult. The same was true for Daniel and we see that in this verse. When the law was passed, outlawing prayer to his God, his first instinct was to pray anyway. But he didn’t begin this regimen of prayer three times a day when times got tough, no it it says he went home to pray “as usual” and “Just as he had always done.”
Like Daniel, let’s be people of prayer. Not just for 21 days, but for everyday.