BIBLE BASIS: Daniel 9:4-8, 15-19
BIBLE TRUTH: Daniel prayed to the Lord a prayer of confession, seeking forgiveness, mercy, and strength to obey.
MEMORY VERSE: “O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name” (Daniel 9:19).
LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will: VALIDATE Daniel’s prayer of confession; RELATE to the need for Daniel’s type of prayer today; and PRAY as Daniel prayed.
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Daniel 9:1-19 – Read and incorporate the insights you gained from the Background Scriptures into your lesson.
LIFE NEED FOR TODAY’S LESSON People want release from feelings of shame that may result from past mistakes.
Christians are able to find relief in God through Jesus Christ.
Daniel prayed in sincerity and need and believed God would hear him and respond.
Christians can apply confession and faith in God in the prayer life.LESSON 8 JANUARY 21