In the midst of opposition and dificulty, winners worship GOd. There is no time to wallow into the problem and worry. They Worship GOd. They, in front of the whole Israelite community, tore their clothes and approached God in prayer. The tearing of their clothes symbolizes humility and repentance. It is one way of telling GOd, "Lord, I came on earth naked and empty, no I come to You and pray and acknowledge mt emptiness and nothingness." It is saying to GOD, "GOd, I am nothing." And how he long to hear that from our lips! I am helpless LORD. Please help.