Daniel 9:1-3 New Life Version (NLV)
Daniel’s Prayer for the People
9 Darius the son of Ahasuerus, who was born a Mede, was made king over the nation of the Babylonians. 2 In the first year of his rule, I, Daniel, understood the books which were given by the Lord through Jeremiah that Jerusalem would lie waste for seventy years. 3 So I turned to the Lord God in prayer and did not eat. I dressed in cloth made from hair, and threw ashes on myself.