Pray for Daniel

The prophet Daniel was one of the captives taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar when he conquered Judah.  He was fully committed to obeying God even though he was a captive and as a result God placed him in a position where he could have a godly influence on the king.  As a result, Nebuchadnezzar became a worshipper of God.

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.
Daniel 4:37

God has commanded Christians to pray for those in authority over them.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
1 Timothy 2:1-2

This is often quoted to show that we should pray for the leaders of our government.   This is true but they aren’t the only ones we need to pray for. Those who control news and entertainment media, educational institutions, and businesses often have as much influence on people as our political leaders do and we should pray for them as well.

Those who hold positions of authority have helpers and advisors who assist them in carrying out their duties.  The account of Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar shows that sometimes these assistants can have a strong influence on their bosses.  If they are Christians this influence will be a good one.

The title of this post is “Pray for Daniel.”  What I meant by that is that when we pray for someone in authority we should pray that God will place Christians in jobs where they can have a good influence on him and we should pray for those who already hold such positions.

If you are a Christian and have a job which brings you into contact with someone who is in a position of power you should consider the possibility that God has placed you in that job so you will be a Daniel (or a Danielle) to provide a godly influence in that person’s life.


Posted on October 8, 2012, in evangelism, practical lessons and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Pray for Daniel.

Comments are closed.

The Rough Christian

The greatest site in all the land!

Reformed Truths

Bringing strong Biblical insights to a needy world!

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

Way Truth & Life

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

Steak and a Bible

Food for the body and soul, but mostly the soul.

Biblical Beginnings

Christian, wife, mom, homeschooler, traveller

Spiritual Transfiguration

My walk and journey with God.


Biology, Not Bigotry

Bible-Science Guy

Debunking evolutionism. Proclaiming Truth. Exalting the Creator. Exploring Creation.

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom

The Lions Den

"Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture." ColorStorm


Discussing Biblical Authority

A Lawyer's Prayers


Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

Squid's Cup of Tea

The Musings of a Messianic Homeschooler

His Eternal Word

Psalm 119:89,"Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven"

Watch Your Life and Doctrine Closely...

...for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers - 1 Timothy 4:16


Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter

%d bloggers like this: