Marie’s daily verse, 1 Peter 1:23-25

23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls,25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.”

DAILY DEVOTIONAL, Nov. 14, 2021

 Daniel knelt down, prayed, and praised his God three times that day, just like he always did  (Daniel 6:10).

While Daniel’s prayer practice is not necessarily our practice, there is some wisdom in this verse. First, it is a reminder that we need to keep our priorities in order throughout the day by checking in regularly with our heavenly Father. We need to stop our various earthly activities and pray, remembering to praise God for His many blessings. This practice will help us keep on track spiritually. Daniel did not do this occasionally. It was his regular practice.

How long did Daniel pray? We don’t know. The time is not as important as the practice of checking in with God several times daily. I wonder if we will learn in heaven that so many of our earthly problems resulted from our failure to pray? God does not need us, but we need Him. Our Weight Watchers leader reminded us that we always have time to do what we want to do. Will you find a regular time throughout the day to check in with God? It might help to program reminders into your smartphone.

Father, I confess that sometimes I am so busy with other things that I forget to pray. Would you please help me to remember to pray regularly throughout each day? I thank You and praise You for Your many blessings, especially for Jesus my Savior, in whose name I PRAY, Amen.

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