I find it fascinating which prayers and songs God chose to include in His Word. Of all the prayers lifted in all of time it’s a good idea for us to explore the ones included in Scripture. Finding Favour’s song, “Get Down,” is our inspiration to learn more about one of Daniel’s prayers.
I can’t wait for you to see how much you learn about God in this prayer.
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Ask questions
- Use outside resources
- Learning what we can from the prayers recorded in the Bible
- Asking good questions, like:
- What details were important to include in this prayer?
- What revelation about God is included?
- Have they mentioned his conduct, character, or concerns?
- What was requested in the prayer?
- What is the historical and physical context of the prayer?
- Why was God being sought in that moment?
- What was the result of the prayer?
- How did the result change the course of God’s kingdom, bring God glory, or affect the person praying?
- What can I learn about the person lifting the prayer?
- Is there anything I want to emulate or avoid?
- An amazing outside resource for Bible timelines – www.BibleHistory.com
- The timeline of the two characters we are exploring…Daniel and Nehemiah
- 605 BC Daniel is captured and taken to Babylon
- 586 BC Jerusalem is completely destroyed and the rest of God’s people are taken captive
- 537 BC King Cyrus decrees resettlement of Jerusalem
- 520 BC The people resume rebuilding of the temple
- 444 BC Nehemiah rebuilds the walls
- Background of how Daniel ended up in the kings service – Daniel 1:3-5 and Daniel 1:18-21
- How Daniel intervenes in a crisis – Daniel 2:14-19
- Daniel’s prayer – Daniel 2:20-23
- Applying our questions to Daniel’s prayer
- A quick introduction of Nehemiah (CHALLENGE: Explore his prayer on your own!)
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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the official lyric video on YouTube below.