New Defender's Study Bible Notes
9:3 prayer and supplication. Daniel realized that God desires us to claim His promises in prayer. Thus the fulfillment of a divine prophecy can also be understood as an answer to a believer’s prayer. Over and over, Christ has promised to come again, yet John closes the revealed Word of God with a prayer: “Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).
9:5 from thy judgments. Although Daniel is recognized in Scripture as almost uniquely righteous (Ezekiel 14:20), he confesses himself a sinner and even as sharing in the sins of his nation.