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THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.

Lesson Title: A PRAYER FOR AN OBEDIENT FAITH

Adult/Young Adult Topic: A CRY FOR HELP

Printed Text: DANIEL 9:4-8, 15-19

Key Verse: DANIEL 9:19 (NIV)

LORD, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people hear your Name.

Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018

UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:

People want release from feelings of shame that may result from past mistakes. Where can they go to find such relief? Daniel prayed to the Lord a prayer of confession, seeking forgiveness, mercy, and strength to obey.

CONCLUDING REFLECTION:

Daniel’s prayer of confession reflected his desire for forgiveness, mercy and strength to obey. These cannot be purchased in a mall, but must be secured from humbly approaching the throne of grace to receive help in the time of need. (See Hebrews 4:16)

PRAYER:

Lord, thank you for never leaving us even though we are often guilty of neglecting yu and even rejecting you. Help us to lay down the empty distractions of this world and to seek first your kingdom and your righteousness. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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