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Monday, November 29, 2021

Errors: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reading: Lamentations 5:1-5: ... "Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, Our houses to aliens... We are worn out, there is no rest to us."


Even then Your people asked You to remember what had "befallen us" and we too often forget that the answer to us is also due to our own sins, or ignorance, or disinterest to care--until we are personally affected. Revealed that we have forgotten to follow Your words.

In our despair, our weakness, our fatigue, may we remember Lord that we need to recognize the whole truth: our errors, our excuses, and Your warnings that we ignored.

Please open our hearts again to seek Your forgiveness and show us again how to live for You despite our losses, our weaknesses, and our weariness. So that whatever circumstances we face our heart and soul will be centered on You and Your way.

Your thoughts,

Friday, November 26, 2021

Completed: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry


                Pursuit ended

                stricken by swift

                captured on nets

                shadow covers
                quiet emptiness

                punishment completed.

Psalm 37:35: "I have seen the wicked oppressing, and towering like a cedar of Lebanon."

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Reflection: Exam: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

 Reflection Questions

        1. What hope does the knowledge that sin will be punished--regardless of heritage--give you?

        2. Have you been betrayed by those you trusted, or failed by any who had promised to help?

        3. Are you willing to have your own hidden sins exposed to you by the Lord?

Share: How might that change your relationship with Him--with yourself?

Monday, November 22, 2021

Exam: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reading: Lamentations 4: 19-22: ... "The punishment of your iniquity has been completed, O daughter of Zion; He will exile you no longer. But He will punish your iniquity, O daughter of Edom; He will expose your sins!"


We are each responsible for our own actions. How we treat others--how we act in kindness and forgiveness--or in hatred and revenge.

Before we accuse others we need to be honest within ourselves.

We ask Lord, for Your forgiveness when our immediate reactions are to complain, to make inner and outer assumptions, to blame others but not ourselves.

May we learn to seek You first and ask for Your strength to see what is the truth and obey the consequences in trust."

Your thoughts,

Friday, November 19, 2021

Cause: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry


                Power, riches, influence
                lured them away
                prophets, priests chose
                license over commitment.

                Silenced the truth
                with platitudes
                sugarcoated consequences
                watered down principles.

                Righteous died
                their sin the cause
                responsible actions
                turned to soul sacrifice
                now scattered
                blind wanderers
                no honor to defiled
                blood-stained deeds.

Psalm 37:34: "Wait for the Lord, and keep to His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on the destruction of the wicked."

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Reflection: Purpose: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reflection Questions 

        1. Have you ever stubbornly been deaf and blind to the Lord's counsel? Why?

        2. How did your decision affect others close to you?

        3. How empty did you become before returning to His grace?

Share: How do you confirm truth now when you are uncertain?

Monday, November 15, 2021

Purpose: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reading: Lamentations 4:13-18: "... They wandered, blind, in the streets; ... The presence of the Lord has scattered them; ... Yet our eyes failed; ... They hunted our steps So that we could not walk in our streets; Our end drew near, Our days were finished For our end had come."


When we come to our ends our lives change whether for good or potential danger. It is hard to break away.

Yet the Lord knows all of our days past and future. We need to listen. So that we can follow the path He chooses next. Even if the next stage brings danger and heart sickness we are only safe in His guidance. In all new beginnings.

Lord, please show us how to pray to see the closed doors and then through Your grace and purpose give us courage to step out into the next open road.

Your thoughts, 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Disbelief: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry


                Desperate people
                resort to terrible acts
                as life drains away
                sacrifice most beloved
                sons and daughters
                desperate to live.

                Disbelief astounds
                outsiders at calamity
                no one truly thought
                this city could fall
                protection assured
                disbelief now shudders.

Psalm 37:33: "The Lord will not abandon them to their power, or let them be condemned when they are brought to trial."

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Reflection: Path: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

 Reflection Questions

        1. Have you ever hungered for something to the degree that you were willing to sacrifice anything in your desperation?

        2. When can our faith shift into assumptions regarding our external welfare?

        3. In what ways do we begin to depend on our 'good' circumstances instead of God's grace?

Share: Do you still cling to His grace in times of trial? What keeps you grounded through profound calamity?

Monday, November 8, 2021

Path: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reading: Lamentations 4:7-12: "Better are those slain with a sword Than those slain with hunger; For they pine away, being stricken...And He has kindled a fire in Zion Which has consumed its foundations. The kings of the earth did not believe, Nor did any of the inhabitants of the world. That the adversary and the enemy Could enter the gates of Jerusalem.


We do not listen.

We do not hear Your warnings.

We blame others and exclude ourselves.

And then we turn our anger against You, Lord. And we step further away.

Yet You do not leave us.

You restore each one of us when we finally see the truth.

Forgive us, we pray, for all the complaints and charges we have accused others and not accepted the consequences of our own sins and failures.

Please show us how to stay on Your path of obedience on all our days. Keep our  hearts adn minds and souls centered on Your will only.

Your thoughts,

Friday, November 5, 2021

Shards: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry


                Cruelty enters hearts
                children beg for bread
                ignored like shards
                on a potter's hearth.

                Sacred stones tarnished
                scattered everywhere
                once held in respect
                another refuse.

                Shadow city
                stumbles through days
                clinging to ash heaps
                dead inside.

Psalm 37:32: "The wicked watch for the righteous, and seek to kill them."

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Reflection: Purity: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reflection Questions

        1. What shards of sin, from yourself or others, have tarnished God's truth for you--especially towards worship?

        2. How might we be able to identify the 'cracks' dissolving our faith before they sabotage our relationship with the Lord and with others? 

        3. What hopes have failed to thrive because of starvation/deprivation in your life?

Share: Do you believe the Lord can, or will, still use earthen vessels? Why? Or why not?

Monday, November 1, 2021

Purity: Lamentations: Prayers and Poetry

Reading: Lamentations 4:1-6: ... "The little ones ask for bread, But no one breaks it for them...For the iniquity of the daughter of my people Is greater than the sin of Sodom...".


These passages feel so true in our world  right now with each of us blind in our self-centeredness and our sins. Plus politics and bureaucracy and arguments raise the battleground.

Show us please how we can kneel in our hearts and souls and minds and thoughts. To bring them all before You to be seen in Your light. So we can walk away from the sins that cling. And discern the false decisions.

None of us can see paths properly on our own. Please guide each of us step by step on Your words. We pray to kneel and lift to You in our desires, in actions, and especially in compassion to others as You lead.

Your thoughts,
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