Elements of Fervent Prayer (Daniel 9:1-19)

ELEMENTS OF FERVENT PRAYER – Daniel 9:1-19

I. THE SETTING FOR DANIEL’S PRAYER

a. The time of his prayer

Leviticus 25:3-4 (NASB) 3 ‘Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, 4 but during the seventh year the land shall have a Sabbath rest, a Sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.

2 Chronicles 36:20-21 (NASB) 20 Those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon; and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept Sabbath until seventy years were complete.

b. The humility in his prayer

1. He prayed an attentive prayer

Matthew 6:6 (NASB) 6 “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

2. He prayed a broken prayer

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NASB) 11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NASB) 11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’

1 John 5:14 (NASB)14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Psalms 40:8 (NASB) 8 I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.”

John 4:34 (NASB) 34 Jesus said* to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work. God not only plans the outcome, but He plans the process as well.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NASB) 11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.

3. The prayer of confession he prayed

a. He confessed all kinds of sin

b. He confessed for all kinds of people

Micah 1:11 (NASB) 11 Go on your way, inhabitant of Shaphir, in shameful nakedness. The inhabitant of Zaanan does not escape. The lamentation of Beth-ezel: “He will take from you its support.”

Jeremiah 2:26 (NASB) 26 “As the thief is shamed when he is discovered, So the house of Israel is shamed; They, their kings, their princes and their priests and their prophets,

c. He prayed about all the consequences

Deuteronomy 28:15-16 (NASB) 15 “But it shall come about, if you do not obey the Lord your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: 16 “Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country.

Deuteronomy 28:48-50 (NASB) 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you. 49 “The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance who will have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young.

Deuteronomy 30:1-3 (NASB) 1 “So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the Lord your God has banished you, 2 and you return to the Lord your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons, 3 then the Lord your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.

d. The petitions in his prayer

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