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, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. 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.
Daniel’s prayer begins with adoration and confession. This is an intense prayer and petition to God about understanding certain scripture: to gain a depth of insight and revelation. Daniel has the heart to confess not only his own sin, but the sin of all Israel. Doing this is right and good, because confessing and asking forgiveness of our sins acknowledges that we desperately need God. Only God is holy and He does not sin. Be on your guard and be honest with God: breakthrough awaits just around the corner of confession.
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