"Love Ye One Another"
STANDARD LESSON COMMENTARY
January 21, 2018
Lesson 8 "A Prayer For An Obedient Faith"

I. DANIEL'S PRAYER OF CONFESSION: DANIEL 9:3-6 (7-17)

    1. When did Daniel offer the prayer as recorded in this week's lesson?         Daniel 9:1-2a
    2. What caused Daniel to offer this prayer? Daniel 9:2b
    3. In whom did Daniel focus his prayer? Daniel 9:3a, 4a
    4. How did Daniel approach God? These acts indicate preparation,         submission, mourning, sorrow for sins, and repentance. 
        Daniel 9:3bcdef
            v. 3bc
            v. 3d
            v. 3ef
    5. What was the purpose of the Daniel’s prayer to God? Daniel 9:4b
    6. How does Daniel address God in his prayer? Daniel 9:4cd
            v. 4c
            v. 4d
    7. To whom does God keep His covenant of love with? Daniel 9:4ef
    8. What sins did Daniel confess for himself and the people of Israel?
            v. 5ab
            v. 5cd
            v. 5e
            v. 6a
    9. In whose name did the prophets preach? Daniel 9:6b
  10. To whom did the prophets carry God’s message? Daniel 9:6cdef
            v. 6c
            v. 6e
            v. 6d
            v. 6f
  11. How does Daniel contrast the goodness of God and the godlessness         of His people in the remainder of his prayer of confession? 
        Daniel 9:7-16
            v. 7
            v. 8
            v. 9
            v. 10
            v. 11
            v. 12
            v. 13
            v. 14
            v. 15
            v. 16

II. DANIEL'S PRAYER OF PETITION: DANIEL 9:17-19

  12. What two things did Daniel first petition God to do? Daniel 9:17a,         18ab
            vv. 17a, 18ab
            v. 18c
  13. On what basis did Daniel make his petition to God? Daniel 9:17b, 18d
  14. On what basis did Daniel not make his petition to God? Daniel 9:18c
  15. What did Daniel pray God would do so they would be back in a         proper relationship with Him? Daniel 9:19abc
  16. Why did Daniel want God to save the people and the city? 
        Daniel 9:19d
  17. What does God promise if we confess our sins to Him? 1 John 1:9

III. GOD'S ANSWER TO PRAYER: DANIEL 9:20-23

  18. Who came to Daniel before he finished his prayer? Daniel 9:20-21
  19. What was the purpose of the messenger coming to Daniel? 
        Daniel 9:22, 23a
  20. How soon was Daniel's prayer answered? What confidence should         this give us? Daniel 9:23
  21. Do you think failure to confess sins hinders prayer? Psalm 66:18
  22. Why do you think God heard and bestowed great favor on Daniel by         answering his prayer? James 1:6-7; 1 John 1:9


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