Thought & Prayer for Proper 22 & Ordinary 27, 2010 – Lamentations 3:19-23

Lamentations 3:19-23The thought of my affliction and my homelessness is wormwood and gall! My soul continually thinks of it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.

One of my favorite hymns, Great is Thy Faithfulness, is based on verses 22 and 23 of this passage. Despite the sadness over the loss of Jerusalem, the writer continues to give glory and honor to God, acknowledging as in the hymn, “Morning by morning new mercies I see.”

Prayer: Steadfast God, while we struggle with short attention spans, your love for us is never-ending. Thank you for this day and all the possibilities for service it brings. AMEN.


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