Daniel is drawing to the end of his account of his prayer.
(He prayed an extended period…more than what he gave in the written account).
Read what he said…
“O my God, incline Your ear and hear!
Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name;
for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own,
but on account of Your great compassion.
First, Daniel cries out to God in a personal way “O my God!”
“O” - a cry of passion.
“My” - a personal plea.
“God” - a defining of Who is the Most High!
Daniel then requested some of the Lord.
He did so boldly.
Incline…it means to “stretch out, extend, bow”…Your ear.
Daniel wanted the Lord to hear his prayer and cry.
He then stated “open Your eyes”.
Have you ever prayed to the Lord in the manner?
With this boldness?
With this passion?
Not for the sake of style itself, but from awareness of who we are and Who the Lord is.