In this prayer, we learn an important truth about God. He is in the business of restoration. We see time and again how Israel wandered away from God, yet when they repented He restored them to fellowship with Him. When they cried out for mercy, God’s compassion toward His people was evident. He is a faithful God. So, no matter how far you have run away from God, no matter what you have done in sinning against Him, He is faithful, just, and compassionate to forgive, to restore you.