Today's Lectionary Text
How lonely sits the city
She weeps bitterly in the night,
Judah has gone into exile with suffering
The roads to Zion mourn,
Her foes have become the masters,
From daughter Zion has departed
Prayer for Reflection
Merriam-Webster defines a lamentation as an expression of sorrow, mourning or regret: an act or instance of lamenting.
In today's passage the lamentation is over the destruction of the city of Jerusalem .According to the NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Lament targets not only one's situation but one's spiritual condition.
In each of our lives we experience times of lamentation. Think of a time when you experienced true lamentation and how God worked in and through your life during that season.
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