Prayer Related to Prophecy in Daniel 9

Daniel’s prayer for Israel in Daniel 9 precedes the famous prophecy of the “seventy sevens” in the same chapter. The prayer models submission to God’s will both in heartfelt confession of Israelite sin and passionate intercession for deliverance from exile and the blessing of restoration. Daniel adeptly uses OT books such as Deuteronomy, Psalms, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Chapter 9 is one of many OT examples of how God uses human prayer to accomplish His predetermined sovereign plan.