A Plea for Mercy

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Daniel: Hope Amid a Hostile World

A Plea for Mercy 

  • Prayer Inspired by God’s Promises
  • Prayer Adoring God’s Faithfulness
  • Prayer Contrite Before God’s Righteousness
  • Prayer Appealing to God’s Reputation  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Daniel 9:1-19. What catches your attention from this prayer? Why?
  2. Daniel was reading Jeremiah. What does this teach us about Scripture and inspiration?
  3. God promises to bring Israel back to their land after 70 years in Jeremiah 25:11. Why does Daniel plead with God to restore Israel to their land?
  4. Daniel starts with adoration in verse 4. Why is it so important to let the nature and character of God to shape our prayers?
  5. Why does Daniel confess the sin of Israel?
  6. How does the prayer of Daniel provide us a model for our daily prayers? What can you incorporate in your prayer life? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Daniel 9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your people are called by your name. (ESV)