Daniel and the Lions
    Footnotes

    “Daniel and the Lions,” Friend, November 2018

    Scripture Stories

    Daniel and the Lions

    From Daniel 6

    men spying on Daniel praying
    Daniel in the lions’ den
    a modern-day girl praying by her bed

    Illustrations by Apryl Stott

    Daniel was the king’s helper. The king liked Daniel because he was a good person. The other leaders were jealous! They made a plan to hurt Daniel.

    They tricked the king into making a new law that whoever prayed to God would be thrown into a den of lions. They knew Daniel believed in God and would pray no matter what. When they saw Daniel praying, they told the king.

    The king was sad he had been tricked. But the law could not be changed. The king put Daniel into a den of lions. He covered the door with a heavy stone. What was going to happen to Daniel?

    God sent an angel to shut the mouths of the lions! In the morning, the king took Daniel out of the den. He was happy that Daniel was safe. He told all the kingdom that God had saved Daniel.

    I can be like Daniel by praying and trusting Heavenly Father!