Bible: Daniel 9:2-19
9:7 “You are righteous, 13 O Lord, but we are humiliated this day 14 – the people 15 of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far away in all the countries in which you have scattered them, because they have behaved unfaithfully toward you. 9:8 O
9:11 “All Israel has broken 21 your law and turned away by not obeying you. 22 Therefore you have poured out on us the judgment solemnly threatened 23 in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against you. 24 9:12 He has carried out his threats 25 against us and our rulers 26 who were over 27 us by bringing great calamity on us – what has happened to Jerusalem has never been equaled under all heaven! 9:13 Just as it is written in the law of Moses, so all this calamity has come on us. Still we have not tried to pacify 28 the
9:15 “Now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of the land of Egypt with great power 34 and made a name for yourself that is remembered to this day – we have sinned and behaved wickedly. 9:16 O Lord, according to all your justice, 35 please turn your raging anger 36 away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain. For due to our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors, Jerusalem and your people are mocked by all our neighbors.
9:17 “So now, our God, accept 37 the prayer and requests of your servant, and show favor to 38 your devastated sanctuary for your own sake. 39 9:18 Listen attentively, 40 my God, and hear! Open your eyes and look on our desolated ruins 41 and the city called by your name. 42 For it is not because of our own righteous deeds that we are praying to you, 43 but because your compassion is abundant. 9:19 O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, pay attention, and act! Don’t delay, for your own sake, O my God! For your city and your people are called by your name.” 44