While We Weep … For VTAuthor: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Hebrew Bible, Kingdom, Prayer, Suffering
How deserted lies the city, once so full of people!
How like a widow she is, who was once great among the nations!
Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are upon her cheeks.
Among all her lovers there is none to comfort her;
they have become her enemies.
Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us;
look and see our disgrace.
Our inheritance has been turned …
We have become orphans and fatherless,
our mothers like widows.
We must buy the water we drink;
our wood can be had only at a price.
Those who pursue us are at our heels;
we are weary and find no rest.
Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning …
Because of this our hearts are faint,
because of these things our eyes grow dim …
You, O LORD reign forever; your throne endures from
generation to generation.
Why do you always forget us?
Why do you forsake us so long?
Restore us to yourself, O LORD,
that we may return; renew our days of old
unless you have utterly rejected us
and are angry with us beyond measure.
Lamentations 1.1-2; 5.1-5, 15, 17, 19-22
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