“Put on sackcloth, you priests, and mourn, wail, you who minister before the altar.
“Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings are withheld from the house of your God.
Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly.
Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.
“‘Even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’
“Rend your heart and not your garments.
“Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. (Joel 1:13-14, 2:1212-13, NIV)