Daniel 9:1-15. From being a young exiled teenager, Daniel had now spent most of his life in Babylon. As an old man, he is studying the writings of the prophet Jeremiah and discovers that the captivity was prophesied to end after 70 years. As Daniel is now approaching 70 years in captivity, sensing where he is on the timeline, he is moved to pray, to call on God, to seek the Lord with all his heart. With identification with God’s people, he confesses the sins of the nation and looking for the Mercy of God.