A prayer for our time

Although our sins testify against us,
O Lord do something for the sake of your name.
For our backsliding is great;
We have sinned against you.
-Jeremiah 14:7

When I ask God to just do something, I'm not being specific with a list of requests. I'm saying that you, God know best and whatever you do will be right. I'm also saying that the situation is so bad that I need God to do something, anything.

And I'm not asking on the basis of my good behavior, or the goodness of my tribe or nation. Our sins are in plain sight. We're not walking close to God.

I and we ask God to move for the sake of his name. What does that mean? I think that means that we ask God to do something on the basis of who he is. He is glorious and he is good. God is not in a bad mood. Only God knows how to bring a backsliding people who are blinded to redemption.