Scripture Verses

Daniel 9

Worship Playlist

Worship Playlist

Your Love Never Fails
by Chris McClarney and Anthony Skinner
as recorded by Jesus Culture

Great Are You Lord
by Leslie Jordan and David Leonard
as recorded by All Songs & Daughters

Be Still
by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan
as recorded by Hillsong

Death Was Arrested
by Adam Kersh, Brandon Coker, Heath Balltzglier, and Paul Taylor
as recorded by North Point Inside Out

Study Questions

Read Daniel 9

 1. We live in a fast, instant gratification, instant results culture. What are some ways life has sped up in your brief lifetime? How does the speed of life affect your spirituality?

 2. What dynamics characterized Daniel's prayer life? (see verse 3, 20, 23) How is your prayer life similar or different than Daniel's?

 3. Compare the content of Daniel's prayer with Nehemiah's prayer in Nehemiah 1:4-11. Your group can also consider Nehemiah 9. What is the main structure of these prayers? How is the content of your prayers similar or different than these prayers?

 4. Read Jeremiah 29:11. We often apply this verse to our personal lives, but to what group of people and circumstance did this verse apply (Read Jeremiah 29:4)? Notice that in the promise in Jeremiah 29:11 is written to a plurality of people (i.e. you all).

 5. Read Psalm 13. Have you ever given up in prayer when you didn't get fast results? How long do you think men like Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah waited for the promises of Jeremiah 29:11 to be fulfilled? How long should we expect to persist in prayer?

 6. Consider Daniel 9:20-23. How quickly did God respond? What specifically did God provide? How did God affirm his relationship with Daniel?

 7. Consider Daniel 9:24-27. What does God show Daniel about the future?

 8. What assurances has God given the believer about the future (See Romans 8:28-30, 31-39)?


 1. Read Daniel 9:17. In this chapter Daniel prays to God over and over and waits for God to answer. When is a time you waited a long time for an answer from someone? How did it make you feel?

 2. Read Psalm 140:6. David continually prayed for God to hear his prayers. Why did Daniel and David ask God to hear their prayers over and over again?

 3. Sometimes we worry that God is not going to hear or answer our prayers. Sometimes it feels like it takes too long. That is when we need to remember God's promises and believe them when we doubt. Read Isaiah 43:2. What are other promises God has made?

CHALLENGE: Look through the book of Psalm and count how many times David asks God to hear him. If David (who beat Goliath) needed God to show him that He heard David, then we do not have to feel bad when we need reassurance from God as well.


Lakeside Bookshelf

Below are some books to complement our Be Brave sermon series through the book of Daniel. Stop by the bookshelf in the lobby to browse or purchase. 

The Daniel Dilemma: How to Stand Firm & Love Well in a Culture of Compromise by Chris Hodges 

The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations by Anne Graham Lotz 

A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today's World by John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle

Downloads & Resources

Be Brave: When God Seems Silent

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 11/10/2019