Lesson 1 – Know the Purpose of Prayer
Daniel knew the purpose of prayer. Prayer is to talk to God; it’s not about chatter or empty words but focused words. The purpose is not just to talk to God but it’s therapeutic. When you go to God; you go to Him for help. If you are going to develop a life of prayer—you must know the purpose of prayer.
“Why do life without God’s involvement.”—Dr. David Ireland
Lesson 2 – Develop a Pattern of Prayer
Like Daniel, you must develop a pattern of prayer. Verse 10. “But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem” (NLT). Daniel had a set place of prayer and set times of prayer. When you have a set place of prayer—you’re not distracted. To be able to have a pattern of prayer—you must have a set place and a set time of prayer. Verse 10 “He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God” (NLT).
”Where is your set place of prayer?”—Dr. David Ireland
Lesson 3 – Develop the Power in Prayer
Daniel had great power in prayer. Five things to do to develop power in prayer: (1) Read great books on prayer; (2) Listen to great sermons on prayer; (3) You spend great times in prayer; (4) Share great answers of prayer, and (5) Study the lives of great intercessors.
“When was the last time you wept over your city?”—Dr. David Ireland