Deuteronomy 9:18-19 NLT

18 “Then, as before, I threw myself down before the for forty days and nights. I ate no bread and drank no water because of the great sin you had committed by doing what the hated, provoking him to anger.
19 I feared that the furious anger of the , which turned him against you, would drive him to destroy you. But again he listened to me.