The book of Joel is an interesting parallel to our text. There are certain things America faces today that relate to it all. Our economy is in frail condition indeed. The DOW, as a key market indicator, is in a very volatile condition. We are surely living in a time of pestilences. The formula for recovery for the Hebrew people was in verse 14 of our text and the same is so today for our land. Let us consider for a few moments God’s call to fall on our knees in repentant prayer according to our text and in the book of Joel. We will notice four points: The Hurt, The Heart, The How, and The Hope.