For Restoration

Daniel 9:3-19

Daniel's example of prayer and confession is given for our instruction and encouragement. The land which God had chosen for His own possession was given into the hands of the heathen. The beloved city, once the joy of the whole earth, was now despised and degraded. The temple was in ruins. The faithful were filled with anguish at the desolation which was caused by the sins of God's own people. It is with contrition that Daniel sought the Lord, confessing his own sins and those of the people.