A Prayer God Hears
Effective prayer comes as a response to God’s Word. vv. 1-2
God’s word tells us . . .
. . . God is serious about sin. vv. 3 – 16.
. . . about what kind of God we have. vv. 4, 7, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18.
Amazing Result: God listens. vv. 20-24.
Take Home Idea: God hears prayers that take sin seriously and rest on His character.
“A Prayer God Hears” Discussion Questions
Who first said prayers with you? Who first taught you how to pray?
Look at the Take Home idea. Explain it in your own words.
What ideas or thoughts from this sermon are you struggling with?
What moves Daniel to pray as he does? What clues do Jeremiah 25:14 and 29:10-14 provide?
How does Daniel prepare himself to meet his God? How do you prepare yourself to pray?
Who is Daniel speaking for as he prays?
How is God’s character interwoven into Daniel’s prayer? How does each round of Daniel’s confession relate to each aspect of God’s character?
Why will God answer his prayer (vv. 16-19)?
What does vv. 20-23 tell us about God’s “answering service”?
Upon what basis is Daniel making this request of God (vv. 18-19)?
How does Scripture influence your prayers?
How does God’s character guide and direct your prayers? What aspects of God move you to pray?
What prayer agenda does this passage suggest for you and your group? Try it.