What prompts Daniel to go to the Lord in prayer? (9:1-2)
What has Daniel come to conclude from what he has read in the Old Testament? (Jeremiah 25:11, Jeremiah 29:10–14, 2 Chronicles 36:17-21, Leviticus 26:27-35)
Summarize the prayer that Daniel prays in 9:4-19. What are some recurring themes that he keeps circling back to? Why do you think that he does that?
What can we learn from 9:1-19 about the spiritual disciplines, and how we can be practicing them in our lives?
Describe what you understand to be the most important elements of a healthy prayer life. Why do you think that? (Use scripture to support.)
What does the angel Gabriel communicate to Daniel? (9:24-27)
What do you think this passage means? What is Gabriel saying is going to happen? What does Gabriel say that ought to encourage Daniel?