17 Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord,[a] (A)make your face to shine upon (B)your sanctuary, which is desolate. 18 (C)O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see (D)our desolations, and (E)the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 9:17 Hebrew for the Lord's sake

23 (A)At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, (B)and I have come to tell it to you, for (C)you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word (D)and understand the vision.

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Nehemiah's Prayer

As soon as I heard these words I (A)sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the (B)God of heaven.

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