Practiced prayer and promises kept

Recently I was struck by part of a familiar Bible story. When Daniel was put in the lions' den for worshiping his God instead of the king, the next morning the king hurried to the den and called, "O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?" (Dan. 6:20). Daniel, of course, responded that his innocency and God's care had in fact shut the lions' mouths and kept him safe.

The part about serving God continually is instructive for us today. Daniel prayed often. Can prayer still save us?

The first chapter of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy is entitled "Prayer" and begins, "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love" (p. 1). I think Daniel would agree.

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