Daniel continued to do what he had done since he was a young man Although he knew it could mean a death sentence. He prayed and gave thanks to God out in the open, with nothing to hide. Daniel was about 88 years old by this time, and he had lived a life devoted to God from the time he was a boy in Israel. Daniel prospered because of his faith in God, it made no difference who the rulers were; whether Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon, Darius the Mede or Cyrus the Persian. He had lived an uncompromising life for 88 years and he wasn’t going to change now. Good habits formed early become the basis for strength and stability later on in life.