The Prayer of Daniel
Dan 9: 4 - 19
4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord,
great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love
Him, and with those who keep His commandments, 5 we have sinned and
committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from
Your precepts and Your judgments. 6 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 the land. 7 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.
8 “O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers,
because we have sinned against You. 9 To the Lord our God belong mercy and
forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. 10 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. 11 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, because we
against us and 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.
13 “As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet
we have not made our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from
our iniquities and understand Your truth. 14 Therefore the LORD has kept the
disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the LORD our God is righteous in all
the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice. 15 And now, O
Lord our God, who brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty
hand, and made Yourself a name, as it is this day—we have sinned, we have
done wickedly!
16 “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. 17 Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of
Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to
shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. 18 O my God, incline Your ear and
hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, 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. 19 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 Your name.”