Daniel’s Prayer

1 In the first year of Darius son of Xerxesa (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonianb kingdom—
References for Daniel 9:1
    • | 9:1 - Hebrew "Ahasuerus"
    • } 9:1 - Or "Chaldean"
      2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.
      3 So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
      4 I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
      References for Daniel 9:4
      5 we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.
      References for Daniel 9:5
      6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.