Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter, in order that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Daniel 2:17-18

Daniel and his friends were in a tough spot. King Nebuchadnezzar had a troublesome dream. He wanted his wise men of Babylon to tell him both the dream and its interpretation. When they could not, Old King “Bubba” (his nickname) angrily decided to kill all the wise men of Babylon… which included Daniel and his three Hebrew friends: Shadrach (Hananiah), Meshach (Mishael) and Abed-nego (Azariah). Talk about some bad news.

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Daniel and the boys were facing certain death. What would they do? Would they worry and fret? Would they moan and groan? Would they kill themselves before King Bubba got the chance? NO!!!! They would call on the God of heaven… they would call on the only One who makes the difference in any situation. They prayed fervently and earnestly that night… and God answered. He truly is a God who cares, a God who hears, and a God who answers in mighty power.

Because God Daniel and the boys prayed, God intervened. Because God intervened, Daniel and his three friends were not killed… they got promoted! Isn’t that just like God? He takes the worst situations and turns them around for good when we walk with Him, trust Him, and PRAY!!


Maybe you are in dire circumstances today and you don’t know what to do. Call on the God of heaven… and keep calling. He will answer you at the proper time, He promised (Jer. 33:3)! And when He does answer, you will see and experience great and mighty things from His gracious hand. Prayer really does change things because God answers prayer!



Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries