Saturday, 20th April 2024: You must have a prayer altar!

Scripture Reading: Dan 6:19
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

Reflections: Daniel’s rise to prominence in Babylon cannot be told without mentioning his prayer life. This aspect of Daniel’s life emphasizes the importance of prayer for every child of God. Daniel made it a habit to pray in his chamber every day, implying that he had designated that portion of his house as his prayer altar. An altar signifies a place where the supernatural and natural interact. Like Daniel, having a personal prayer altar can significantly enhance your prayer life. Identify a place where you can have privacy and ask God to consecrate it. It will serve as a reminder to pray and provide you with a personal sanctuary to connect with God (Matt 6:6). Elijah had a prayer altar on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:42), and Jesus also operated with a personal prayer altar while on earth (Mark 1:35).

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me identify and keep to a place of prayer where I interact with you.

Confession: I operate a prayer altar.