Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, "Oh, these people have
committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold! (Exodus 32:31) if MY people who are called by MY name will humble themselves, and
pray and seek MY face,
and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now MY eyes will be open and MY ears attentive to prayer made in this place. (2 Chronicles 7: 14-15)
Then I set my face toward the Lord God
to make request by prayer and supplications,
with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
And I prayed to the Lord my God,
and made confession, and said,
Lord, great and awesome God,
who keeps His covenant and mercy with those
who love Him,
and with those who keep His commandments,
we have sinned and committed iniquity,
we have done wickedly and
even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.
Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets,
who spoke in Your
name to our kings and our princes,
to our fathers and all the people of
O Lord, righteousness belongs to You,
but to us shame of face, as it
is this day--
to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and
all Israel, those near and those far off in all the countries to which
You have driven them,
because of the unfaithfulness
which they have
committed against You.
O Lord, to us belongs shame of face,
to our kings, our princes, and our fathers,
because we have sinned against You.
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness,
though we have rebelled against Him. We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God,
to walk in His laws, which He set before us
by His servants the prophets.
Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law,
and has departed so as
not to obey Your voice;
therefore the curse and the oath
written in the
Law of Moses the servant of God
have been poured out on us,
have sinned against Him.
And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us
against our judges who judged us,
by bringing upon us a great disaster;
for under the whole heaven such has never been done
as what has been
done to Jerusalem.
As it is written in the Law of Moses,
all this disaster has come
yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God,
we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. Therefore the Lord has kept the disaster in mind,
and brought it
for the Lord our God is righteous in all the works which He
does, though we have not obeyed His voice.
And now, O Lord our God,
who brought Your people out of the land of
with a mighty hand, and made Yourself a name, as it is this
we have sinned, we have done wickedly!
"O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray,
let Your anger
and Your fury
be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy
mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers,
Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us.
Now therefore, our God,
hear the prayer of Your servant, and his
and for the Lord's sake
cause Your face to shine on Your
sanctuary, which is desolate.
O my God, incline Your ear and hear;
open Your eyes and see our
and the city which is called by Your name;
for we do not
present our supplications before You
because of our righteous deeds, but
because of Your great mercies.
O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act!
Do not delay
for Your own sake, my God, for Your city
and Your people are called by
"I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God,
You who keep Your covenant and mercy
with those who love You and observe Your commandments, please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open,
that You may
hear the prayer of Your servant
which I pray before You now, day and
for the children of Israel Your servants,
and confess the sins of
the children of Israel
which we have sinned against You.
father's house and I have sinned.
We have acted very corruptly against You,
and have not kept the
commandments, the statutes,
nor the ordinances which You commanded Your
Remember, I pray, the word
that You commanded Your servant Moses,
'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations; but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them,
though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens,
yet I will gather them from there,
and bring them to the place which I
as a dwelling for My name.'
Now these are Your servants and Your people,
whom You have redeemed by Your great power,
and by Your strong hand.
O Lord, I pray,
please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of
and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your
and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray,
and grant him