1. Daniel’s heart is so grieved by what grieves God’s heart that he fasts for three weeks. He fasts during Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. What would be your family’s response if you fasted during Thanksgiving this year? What grieves your heart?
2. Daniel draws near to God and he sees a vision of the preincarnate Jesus, talk about intimacy with Jesus! How do you draw near to God? Through ordinances like studying the Bible, communion, and prayer?
3. An angel reveals to Daniel what happened the moment he started praying and fasting. He gets a glimpse of spiritual warfare. How does knowing that spiritual warfare is going on all around us and that our prayers affect what happens in that realm change the way you think about prayer? How will it change your prayer life?
4. Memorize James 4:8