By Greg Laurie
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
What if the government passed a law tomorrow that made it illegal for you to pray publicly? Would you still pray?
That very thing happened to Daniel, the prophet. Some people who hated him knew he had a habit of praying openly every day. So they hatched a plot and convinced King Darius to unwittingly sign a decree that, for 40 days, no one could pray to anyone except him.
So when it became law, what did Daniel do? Did he go into hiding? Did he conceal his prayers?