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Friday, April 30, 2021

Alone: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry


                She stands alone
                at the center of her city
                empty now of tears
                dried up. Loves deceived,
                friends disappeared,
                elders and priests
                perish for sustenance
                empty now of solace
                refused human compassion
                she stands alone/

Psalm 37:5: "Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it."


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Reflection: Wrongs: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

 Reflections Questions:

                1. In what way has an act of rebellion on your part broken a loving relationship?

                2. Did the ramifications affect others around you? How?

                3. How has that experience affected decisions you make now?

Share: Do you believe God has been in your situation?  Have you accepted the Lord's forgiveness?

Monday, April 26, 2021

Wrongs: Lamentations: Prayer and Poetry

 Reading: Lamentations: 1:18-22: "The Lord is righteous; For I have rebelled against His command; .... My Spirit is greatly troubled; My heart is overturned within me; ... For all my transgressions; For my groans are many, and my heart is faint."


Sometimes we often see the Lord's light only as bringing hope and healing, which it does, through Him. But sometimes light is also needed to bring us out of our wrongs as well.

So that we can recognize them as the danger they are. So that we can seek to repent and be made clean and whole despite our brokenness.

Any relationship needs total honesty. And the Lord already knows all of us from the inside out.

And He is the only one who can fully restore our hearts and our lives--no matter how shattered.

Lord, please help us to see what we are still hiding from ourselves, or refusing to acknowledge as sin. Then bring us to fully seek Your word and choose Your forgiveness. And then become Your lights when You send us.

Your thoughts, 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Consumed: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry


                Fires swept her streets
                hot dragon's breath
                consuming any obstacle
                rushing over buildings
                searing trees
                survivors left too weak to stand
                shackled into yokes
                cries frozen in shock
                song silenced in

Psalm 37: 4: "Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart."



Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Reflection: Weakened: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

 Reflection Questions

                1. Have you experienced a time when you felt utterly consumed and helpless physically, emotionally, or spiritually?

                2. Did you ever feel that the Lord Himself has crushed you? Why?

                3. How did that experience change your faith, or your attitude towards the Lord?

Share: What is your response now when you are completely unable to stand?

Monday, April 19, 2021

Weakened: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reading: Lamentations 1:13-17: ..."For these things I weep; My eyes run down with water; Because far from me is a comforter,  One who restores my soul; My children are desolate Because the enemy has prevailed.' ...".


There are so many areas where we see or experience the attacks of the enemy: through our own sins, or from others, or caught up in the battleground around us.

And through our losses and tears we do think that the enemy has prevailed.

But not really.

Yes the grief and the loss are very real, but our Lord is always present to be with us throughout the danger and throughout the chaos. He protects us and guides us to turn away from anything false so that we can see and return to His truth.

To protection. To healing. To restoration. To hope.

He protects each of us not only from attack without but also from our own sins hiding within.

Please teach us Lord, to truly know You and walk Your paths as You lead--especially when our tears flow in grief.

Please restore our souls.

Your thoughts,

Friday, April 16, 2021

Forlorn: Prayers and Poetry


               With no thought
                for tomorrow she followed
                whims chasing treasure
                fickle as a child
                watching butterflies.

                Forlorn stands before sanctuary
                weeping at destruction
                fouled by graffiti
                willful desecration
                filled with debris.

                Wanders searching
                food for strength to
                withstand another day
                fervently praying sorrow be
                wiped away, sin
                forgiven, restore broken

Psalm 37:3: "Trust in the Lord, and do, good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness."


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Reflection: Wandered: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

 Reflection Questions

                1. What sin in your past (or present) would make you feel naked if exposed, even though you know the Lord has forgiven you?

                2. Do you still try to make amends to earn forgiveness?

                3. In what ways do you attempt to restore yourself before seeking God's grace?

Share: Why is it difficult? Or why is it not?

Monday, April 12, 2021

Wandered: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reading: Lamentations 1:8-12: "...She did not consider her future; Therefore she has fallen astonishingly; She has no comforter. 'See, O Lord, my affliction, For the enemy has magnified himself!' The adversary has stretched out his hand Over all her precious things, For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary, The ones whomThou didst command That they should not enter into Thy congregation. ...".


Forgive all of us Lord for seeking our days and our futures through our own ideas of ownership instead of seeking Your will.

Thank You for still waiting for us to see Your words, Your truth, and Your open doors inviting each of us to return.

We pray for all our precious ones to follow Your light and ask You to break any chains that still keep anyone from a relationship with You. For You to be each one's heart center.

Please guide all our prayers as You remind us and lead us to dissolve all that is error. We pray Lord, that as Lent has reminded us, to recognize Your truth. And that all Your children from all ages, all countries, and all heritages be restored to You.

Your thoughts,

Friday, April 9, 2021

Empty: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry


                She wanders through
                familiar streets

                Children's laughter
                once vibrant
                echoes hollow
                in the silence.

                Her hands trace
                shells of
                past pleasure
                as she walks
                homes, shops
                now shapeless haunts.

                Turns quickly
                at sudden noise
                only wind blown debris

                Resumes penance
                hungry for days of old
                remembering precious
                captured by
                her transgressions.

Psalm 37:2: "for they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb."

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Reflection: Wither: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

 Reflection Questions 

                1. Where do you feel loss most recently?

                2. What words from the lament echo your experience? Or do you find it difficult to  relate?

                3. How do you keep bitterness away when it nibbles at you in emptiness?

                4. Is there something you need to release and return to the Lord in penitence?

Share: How have you found His peace in times of loss before? How is this different?

Monday, April 5, 2021

Wither: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

 Reading: Lamentations 1:3-7: "Judah has gone into exile...The roads of Zion are in mourning...All her gates are desolate...Her enemies prosper...In the days of her affliction and homelessness Jerusalem remembers all her precious things that were from the days of old...".


Sometimes, or maybe too often, we forget to seek through the past as well as the present to see links. Again and again world wide throughout the centuries countries have become desolate by wars and lies and disease. And now pandemic.

Yet we still look only at the outer destruction and often ignore the parts of ourselves that have already become separated from the Lord--until we come into danger.

At some level each of us needs to recognize our emptiness to be restored to His 'city'. To be restored to the home His has chosen for us, heart home, both here and when time to move to heaven.

Lord, we ask You to give us insight and courage to live into Your truth in all circumstances and not let go.

And then share with those around us Your truth and guidance. Your heart home. With compassion and trust and faith.

Your thoughts,

Friday, April 2, 2021

Desolate: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry


                Darkened night
                desolate streets
                not the rest of dreams
                nor of peace.

                Rather despair spreading
                rustling through
                bondage packaged
                built in reckless.

                Abandon over years
                a self-designed
                city once puffed with pride
                crumbles under foundation.

                Weeps bitter tears
                without hope.

                Onlookers scoff
                or mourn
                lost heritage
                lost legacy.

Psalm 37:1: "Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers."


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