Daniel 9:1-19

  1. Consider the effect of the fall of Babylon on one who, like Daniel, saw in it a fulfillment of prophecy (verse 2; cf. Jer. 25:11; 29:10-14; 50:1-5).
    What did it lead him to do (cf. Ezek. 36:37), and what light do verses 2 and 3 throw on the use of Scripture in our praying?
  2. As you read through Daniel’s prayer, how would you describe his praying?
    See especially verses 3 and 19.
    In his confession, how does he speak of God?
    How does he speak of himself and his people?
    In his petition, on what does he base his plea for mercy, and for what does he ask?