City in ruins

For your own sake, Lord, smile on Your desolate sanctuary…See how your city—the city that bears your name—lies in ruins. We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but because of your mercy. Dan 9:17-18

“I don’t deserve this….” or “fixing this will make You (God) look better” is probably not the best way to start a cry for help. Mercy is just that, God’s decision to restore our desolate souls even after we’ve let the garden He created in us become a desert.

Lord, please fix the mess I’ve made because of Your mercy.