- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Daniel 10
Vision of a man.
A vision of a man might be the divine messenger, Gabriel, in human form. Daniel saw this vision in the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, 536 BC. Gabriel is God’s response to supplication. Michael (v.13) was believed as the Jews’ patron angel as powerful warrior.
Daniel grieved for three weeks for this vision, which indicated great war.
This vision is an apocalyptic vision describing heavenly conflict of angelic patron of the nations; patron angel of Persia, patron angel of Greece. This celestial battle in Daniel’s vision reflects future event of the earthly conflict between Persia and Greece in history, which leads the fate of his people at the end of days. “I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.” (v.14)
1. What does this passage tell you about God?
2. What does this passage tell you about people.?
3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?