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Ps Matt Prater Daniel 9

Ps Matt brought a message called, “Prayer that get’s God’s attention.” There are many different kinds of prayers in the Bible. There are prayers of thanksgiving, prayers of praise, prayers of petition, prayers of intercession. But there are a few prayers that are prayers of confession. In Daniel 9, we see a prayer of corporate confession. When you study the character of Daniel in the Bible, you find that he’s one of the only men in Scripture about whom nothing bad is ever said. That doesn’t mean he was sinless, but he never did anything that brought reproach to the name of the Lord. His life was a remarkable display of faith and prayer and devotion and holiness and steadiness and maturity. And yet, here he is, composing one of the most powerful prayers of confession in the Bible. He was confessing the sins of the Jewish people and interceding for them.