“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” (Dan 6:10).
S.D. Gordon writes, “A life of victory hinges upon three things: an act, a purpose, and a habit—an initial act, a fixed purpose, a daily habit. The initial act is personal surrender to the Lord Jesus. The fixed purpose is doing what pleases Him, and only that, at every turn, in every matter, regardless of consequences. The daily habit is spending quiet time daily in prayer alone with the Lord over His Word.”
Psalm 20:1-2 is a great prayer for victory to include in our intercession for loved ones, missionaries, local church elders, or young people, today: “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you; may He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.” Amen!