j While Ezra prayed and k made confession, weeping and l casting himself down m before the house of God, a very great assembly of men, women, and children, gathered to him out of Israel, for the people wept bitterly.
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Nehemiah 1:4 - 5
As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father's house have sinned.
While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my plea before the Lord my God for the holy hill of my God.
Then I lay prostrate before the Lord as before, forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all the sin that you had committed, in doing what was evil in the sight of the Lord to provoke him to anger.
2 Chronicles 20:9
'If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before you - for your name is in this house - and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.'