The Prayer of Moses
Ex 32: 11-13
11 Then Moses pleaded with the LORD his God, and said: “LORD, why does Your
wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt
with great power and with a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and
say, ‘He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to
consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent
from this harm to Your people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your
servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply
your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I
give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’
Ex 33: 12-18
12 Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But
You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know
you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’ 13 Now therefore, I pray, if
I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and
that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”
14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up
from here. 16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace
in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I,
from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”
17 So the LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for
you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”
18 And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”