Saturday, April 21, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 1:1-54; Psalms 144:1-145:21; Mark 11:27-12:17

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. Daniel 6:10, NKJV 

After hearing of the 30-day prayer-restricting edict, Daniel did not stop by the local law office. He went home and took the matter to the highest authority. Daniel enjoyed “open window” communion with God and to close his window now would have been cowardice. God preserved Daniel through the trial! May we too have a habitual “open window” prayer-life, which centres on thankfulness. —W. A. H.

In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer! —William W. Walford