This prayer was sung by the prophet Habakkuk :
I have heard all about you, LORD . I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy.
I see God moving across the deserts from Edom, the Holy One coming from Mount Paran. His brilliant splendor fills the heavens, and the earth is filled with his praise.
His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands, where his awesome power is hidden.
Pestilence marches before him; plague follows close behind.
When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One!
I see the people of Cushan in distress, and the nation of Midian trembling in terror.
Was it in anger, LORD, that you struck the rivers and parted the sea? Were you displeased with them? No, you were sending your chariots of salvation!