Prayer, Politics & the Power of God
This fall, we turned to the prophet Daniel as an example of faithful courage in a time of crisis. Daniel was a noble young Jewish man who was captured from Jerusalem and taken into captivity by the king of Babylon. Though Daniel was displaced and exiled, far from his homeland, he persisted in prayer with confidence in the sovereignty of God. This allowed him to fulfill his unique calling among the leaders of Babylon. Rooted in God’s power and love, Daniel was able to worship God faithfully, serve his neighbors creatively, and proclaim the gospel courageously. As we wrestle with the uncertainty of our own lives, how can we find the strength to fulfill our own callings: to stay faithful to God, to serve our neighbors, and to proclaim the gospel boldly?