The Prophet’s Intercessory Prayer
What did the prophet ask God to do?
The prophet asked God to “Look down from heaven” (63:15) and to “come down” from heaven (64:1). The prophet asked God to look down from heaven to behold the condition of His people and the temple, both of which were in a ruined condition (63:15-19 and 64:10-11). The prophet confessed the sins of the people (64:5) and asked God to come down in a mighty display of power as in the days of old (recalled in 63:7-14) to rescue His people from their present distress (64:1-12).