Great Plains Daily Devotional for 10/10/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Wichita Heart of Christ
Wichita East District
Kechi UMC
Wichita East District
Wichita Korean UMC
Wichita East District
Leon UMC
Wichita East District

Today's Lectionary Text

Lamentations 1:1-6 

How lonely sits the city
    that once was full of people!
How like a widow she has become,
    she that was great among the nations!
She that was a princess among the provinces
    has become a vassal.

She weeps bitterly in the night,
    with tears on her cheeks;
among all her lovers
    she has no one to comfort her;
all her friends have dealt treacherously with her,
    they have become her enemies.

Judah has gone into exile with suffering
    and hard servitude;
she lives now among the nations,
    and finds no resting place;
her pursuers have all overtaken her
    in the midst of her distress.

The roads to Zion mourn,
    for no one comes to the festivals;
all her gates are desolate,
    her priests groan;
her young girls grieve,
    and her lot is bitter.

Her foes have become the masters,
    her enemies prosper,
because the Lord has made her suffer
    for the multitude of her transgressions;
her children have gone away,
    captives before the foe.

From daughter Zion has departed
    all her majesty.
Her princes have become like stags
    that find no pasture;
they fled without strength
    before the pursuer.

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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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