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The Prayer of the Righteous - by Michael Phillips
Daniel - Part 10 of 13
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Daniel 9:1-27
Jun 09, 2013 am - Good prayers are always answered. Our Father in Heaven promises to hear our prayers, and He keeps His promise, though not always when and how we want Him to. Last year I prayed very hard about a medical issue, and the Lord did not give me what I asked for. At the time, I was deeply disappointed in His non-answer, but now I see it was an answer, and a very good one at that. Had He given me what I asked for, I'd still have cancer. Now, because He didn't, I don't. We can never praise God enough for what the Puritans called, 'the return of prayers'-- Praise waits for Thee in Zion; all men shall worship there And pay their vows before Thee, O God who hearest prayers. ...says the hymn; and the Psalmist adds-- I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Daniel was a man very much given to prayer. How could he not be living in the cesspool of Pagan politics, where the basest men demanded obedience, and sometime worship? As a bright boy, he had been taken by Nebuchadnezzar into Babylonia, educated in their idolatrous schools and put into the royal service, to do the bidding of a man who sometimes mistook himself for God. It's hard to imagine the filth he had to ... More >>>

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