How long, O God, will you be angry? Hear the cries of your people in this nation. We have sinned against you, our Holy God. We have belittled your name. We have killed millions of our own babies. We have defiled your house and ignored your teaching. Forgive use, Father. Forgive our blatant arrogance before you. Forgive our murderous ways. Forgive us for not loving our neighbor. Forgive us for not loving you above all. It is for just these reasons that you allowed your temple to be destroyed, your people to be laid waste. Rekindle our love for you, Father. Rebuild our faith. Restore us to your house. Redeem us from your wrath. Remove this evil from among us and give us pure hearts that seek to know you more. Be glorified in the name above all names, Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.” (Psalm 79:1 ESV)