Joel 2:13 Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment.
“My child, woe to this generation! Not only do they refuse to repent, trampling upon my mercy, but they rejoice in their sinfulness. Woe to this hard-hearted people! How long must mercy wait? How much must love endure before the fire of justice is released? This people tries me as no other generation. Yet, I hold back. The prayers and sacrifices of the few call down my mercies anew on the many. Let my children who bear my name never stop praying for mercy. The time is very short indeed, but grace has been poured liberally over those who will receive it with a sincere heart. Do not waste what remains of this time of grace, but fast and pray. I would not exhort you so often to do this if it did no good. Enter into my grace and you will see miracles of grace. Children—pray!”
Jesus, beloved Lord of mercy, may the blood and water which flowed from your side be poured out unceasingly on this generation. For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy Lord. Have mercy! Amen.