In Daniel 6, we are told about the plot against Daniel. We are told that the governors were looking to find a charge against him. They come up with a law that said if any man prayed to anyone else other than the king, they would be fed to the lions. The king signed it and Daniel, hearing about it, goes to his room, and prays to God. We are told that was his custom since early days. Daniel had a personal and intimate relationship with God. He had a healthy habit of going before the Lord in prayer.
Daniel did not let the laws of the king interfere with his personal relationship with the Lord. I’m sure he was disgusted at the law, but nevertheless, he goes to pray. There are times where things get in the way of our prayer life. There are times when we are told we can’t pray at work or at school. But notice Daniel’s behavior. He knew the law, but he wasn’t obnoxious about it. He didn’t pray at the top of his lungs. He went to His room, knelt down, and prayed just as he’d always done. May we all follow Daniel’s example.