17 Therefore, our God, hear the prayer and the petitions of your servant. Make your face shineg on your desolate sanctuaryh for the Lord’s sake. 18 Listen closely,A my God, and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations and the city that bears your name. For we are not presenting our petitions before you based on our righteous acts, but based on your abundant compassion. 19 Lord, hear! Lord, forgive! Lord, listen and act! My God, for your own sake, do not delay,i because your city and your people bear your name.