20:24 & 21:1
whose name means God is my judge, is a man of prayer. Prayer is an
indication to God of our heart. Five characteristics that go with
prayer are: concentration, supplication, fasting, humility, and
honesty. Read Daniel's prayer and see if you can identify the five characteristics.
Notice that he used the word we in verse 5 not them.
background to Daniels prayer.
back to the time of the judges and looked Judges
21:25. When ever man does his own thing. That is not
Samuel 8:5 we learn that elders of Israel's primary reason to
request a king was to be like other nations. Maybe we could say
they placed God in the position of co-pilot not pilot of the
nation. We can probably conclude that even that did not last
Chronicles 36:1-21. The first part of this chapter is
background to verse 21. It is the 70 years in verse 21 that
Daniel came to understand which as stated came from the mouth of
Jeremiah. See Jeremiah
25:1 & 29:10.
the decline of Israel and the forsaking God and going to other Gods
that led to their punishment. Daniel understood this and that
was the reason and background for his prayer.