Daniel 10:10-14, 18-19
Heavenly messenger v. 5-7 An angelic message comes for Daniel.
Earnest Prayer v. 2-3 Daniel conducted a 21 day fast. It likely was a bread-and-water fast. His answer was delayed.
Adversary v. 13a We are reminded that enemy forces may be preventing us from getting the answers to our prayers that we seek.
Exemplary story: A child was frightened by loud claps of thunder. She asked her mother, “Why does it thunder?” Her mother answered, “When you hear it thunder just think of the angels. Imagine that angels are bowling in heaven when it thunders.” When we contemplate the unseen forces that surround our world, we must keep our faith in God.