Daniel has been in captivity for close to 67 years and understands, from the writings of Jeremiah, that this captivity will only last 70 years. In 3 more years— freedom. And Daniel is close to 80 years old when he discovers this truth.
So what does he do? He prays. But not like you and I pray. No, Daniel prays and cries for mercy for his sins, the sins of his people, and the sins of the land. Daniel prays for his nation like you and I should pray for ours.
Consider the end of his prayer:
“O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name” (Dan. 9:19).
What happens when we, the church, begin to pray like Daniel? Listen to find out more.
This is a study on Daniel 9:1-19.