Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard...” (Daniel 10:12)
The psalmist said, “I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice...”(1) And the Lord said to Daniel, I heard your voice because, “You set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself.” And God did so from the beginning of Daniel’s prayer. God is no respecter of persons. If we do likewise, God will hear answer and us. The problem often arises when we fail to do our part. We do not want to understand, we just want. And we do not humble ourselves, we ask out of a heart of pride. Therefore, even if God answers, we reject His answer. When we seek understanding and ask humbly, we will in turn accept with peace the answer of the Lord. Let us remember that we will not always get what we ask, but we can always trust His answer. Daniel gives us a key to prayer: setting our hearts to understand and do so humbly.