Daniel | Day Nine
By: Chelsea Vaughn
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Read Daniel 9.
Daniel has been faithful and obedient nearly every step of this book, but these words beautifully reveal something interesting about his heart. He humbly identifies himself along with his people. He prays a prayer of corporate confession, declaring that together they have been a disobedient nation. It’s an incredible witness I wish we would learn to practice. A lot of change would happen if we all took responsibility for the brokenness, and prayed together for God’s redemption.
Reread Daniel 9:1-19. Have you ever prayed for your city?
What about your city burdens your heart?
Is there anything you can do (or ministry you can join) to help serve this way?
What do you believe about God’s heart for it?
“For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.” [Verse 19]
How does this stir your heart?
Reread Daniel 9:23. When was the last time you let the Spirit remind you that “you’re greatly loved”?
Do you believe that?
Why should that redeem how we receive God’s word?
As we end today’s study, pray for the Holy Spirit to bring life to the love we’ve learned about today. Ask for His loving and gracious help in your life, but also in the life of your family, community, and city.