I’ve never seen this before.
I’m on my 9th time reading through the entire Chronological Bible and I don’t remember noticing this detail. God is obviously stopping me here today to bring this to my (and your) attention.
God is telling me through the book of Daniel that he heard Daniel’s prayer and sent the angel Gabriel to earth to give a message to him while Daniel was still praying.
“As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have to tell you.” Gabriel told Daniel.
Wow! As soon as Daniel began to pray, God was responding. Right away. Daniel hadn’t even finished praying before God was taking action on his request.
God is telling you and me that this is still happening today when we pray. Before I have finished praying, God is moving, responding, orchestrating things for my good – every day, all day.
When I turn to God and pray, recognizing my dependence on him, he takes action. I might not see him moving, but I trust that he is. I don’t need an angel to tell me that God is listening, I have his Word on it.
Thank you for always listening and responding, Abba Father.