Holy and Just God, your Word is trustworthy and true. You mean what you say in your warnings, and you mete out their consequences. Bring us to our knees. I pray we take heed, Father God. I pray for repentance. I pray your Holy Spirit turns the minds of the disobedient and unbelieving to see Jesus. I ask in the precious name and powerful authority of our Savior, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“And at this house, which was exalted, everyone passing by will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’ Then they will say, ‘Because they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore He has brought all this disaster on them.’” (2 Chronicles 7: 21-22 ESV)