We’ve just finished our Rotation on Daniel and the lions. Show this post to your kids. Can they tell you the story? Discuss the questions too. Enjoy!
Daniel seemed to pray a lot; what sort of strength did prayer give him?
Why do you suppose the king’s other administrators were jealous of Daniel?
When have you done something that you’ve been proud of, but it made someone else jealous?
What do the other administrators decide will be the only way they can trap Daniel?
How do they persuade the king to accept their idea?
If you were Daniel, how would you have reacted when you heard about the law?
We knew this would happen! Daniel did too. Why do you suppose he prayed in front of an open window where he was sure to be caught?
Why do you suppose he was willing to risk his life to continue praying to God?
When is a time that you’ve had to stick up for your belief? What happened?
How did the king feel when he found out that Daniel would have to be sent to the lions’ den?
Do you suppose some of Daniel’s faith in God had rubbed off on the king? (Read Daniel 6:16)
Do you suppose that in the lions’ den Daniel asked God to get him out, or to get rid of the lions?
But that wasn’t what God did! What happened to the lions?
Does God always answer our prayers in the way we’d like?
Photos by Evans Koukios. Used by permission.