01 July 2012

Daniel Prayed

I was listening to the radio when I heard Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs sing the bluegrass gospel song Daniel Prayed. Wow, what a song! And how timely! Sweetheart was pointing out, on the same day, that we had become very self-focused and were letting the medical issues define us. We had no answers as to how to fix it. But God sure does.

Here are the lyrics from Cowboy Lyrics:

     I read about a man one day
     He wasted not his time away
     He prayed to God
     Every morning noon and night
     He cared not for the things avail
     But trusted one who never fails
     Oh, Daniel prayed
     Each morning, noon and night

     Oh Daniel served his living God
     While upon the earth he trod
     He prayed to God each morning, noon and night
     He cared not for the king's decrees
     But trusted God to set him free
     Oh Daniel prayed every morning, noon and night

     They locked him in the lions den
     Because he could not honor men
     But he prayed to God
     Every morning, noon and night
     The jaws were locked, it made him shout
     And God soon brought him safely out
     Oh Daniel prayed
     Every morning, noon and night

     Oh Daniel served his living God
     While upon the earth he trod
     He prayed to God each morning, noon and night
     He cared not for the king's decrees
     But trusted God to set him free
     Oh Daniel prayed every morning, noon and night

     Now brother let us watch and pray
     Like Daniel did from day to day
     He prayed to God
     Every morning, noon and night
     We too can gladly dare and do
     And pray to God he'll see us through
     Oh, Daniel prayed
     Every morning, noon and night

     Oh Daniel served his living God
     While upon the earth he trod
     He prayed to God each morning, noon and night
     He cared not for the king's decrees
     But trusted God to set him free
     Oh Daniel prayed every morning, noon and night


Daniel prayed earnestly, not caring about the world, only about God. We had let ourselves get so bogged down by everything the world was throwing at us, that our prayers were only by habit. We had become numb as we tried to cope with all the medical issues I've faced. It's really easy to let it happen. The babies get sick; I develop a seizure disorder out of nowhere; Sweetheart's gallbladder goes kaput; the Furball hurts his back; the medical bills pile up, and it goes on and on. Life gets messy. Stress can become overwhelming if you let it. And we had definitely let it.


As usual, God speaks to me through music. Praise God! In a catchy tune and beautiful lyrics, He gave me an example to follow to pull myself and my family through all of the hardships and trials life can through at us. And we will watch and pray gladly as our Good God sees us through the messes.