Excerpt from Book 4

Book Four: Daniel’s Prayer Excerpt By H. Erin Nelson

As Percy began to listen to Pastor Sharp’s sermon, his attention turned for a moment to the girl in the front row. She turned her prickly head toward Percy and smiled.

I haven’t ever seen her before, Percy thought. Maybe we can become friends. I will

introduce myself after the service.

Percy looked back at Pastor Sharp and continued to listen as the words he spoke became

very interesting to him.

“If we turn in our Bibles to the Book of Daniel, Chapter 6, we learn about Daniel being

thrown into the lion’s den. But, what is amazing about this story is the prayer that Daniel

prayed before going into the den, and the way in which he prayed. Daniel wanted God to

save him from the mouths of the lions. He had a special love for God and trusted His

miracles. He believed that God could rescue him. And as a result of Daniel’s true

devotion to prayer, when God heard the dedicated and strong-minded way that Daniel

was praying, He sent angels into the den to close the mouths of the hungry lions and

saved Daniel.”

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