Daniel's Finest Hour


"Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and...kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed...as he did aforetime" (Daniel 6:10).

During the Nazi air raids in the winter of 1940-41, whole areas of London burned; twenty-eight thousand civilians died, and an equal number were wounded. Subway shelters were packed nightly with displaced citizens. With the economy upended and emergency services stained to the breaking point, the entire city would have slipped into chaos, but for one man.

Winston Churchill's inspiring speeches and daring walks through London's rubble, touched a deep chord in the British soul. Morale rose as the bombs fell. People worked through food, money, and manpower shortages. Churchill convinced his countrymen that through "blood, toil, tears, and sweat," they were making "their finest hour."

When jealous political rivals conspired Daniel's death with a thirty-day ban on prayer, they dropped a bomb right on his head! The fallout proved to be his finest hour. Unfazed, he prayed without the slightest hesitation or alteration. In spiritual warfare, when Satan drops explosive temptations on your life, dare to pray like Daniel. Victory is never in doubt. With undaunted faith and courage, pray on!

If prayer is your finest weapon, use it in your finest hour.