An Israelite Prophet Prays for Israel

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(Courtesy of the prophet Daniel)

O LORD, according to all Your righteousness, I beg of You, 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 become a reproach to all that are around us.

Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and cause Your face to shine upon Your sanctuary that is desolate, for the LORD’S sake.

O my God, incline Your ear, and hear; open Your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name: for we do not present our supplications before You for our righteousnesses, but for Your great mercies.

O LORD, hear; O LORD, forgive; O LORD, hearken and do; defer not, for Your own sake, O my God: for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.

(Daniel 9:16-19)

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