A Modern Lament

A Modern Lament and Entreaty and Reminder and Prayer

On the one hand

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;

I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 9:1)

On the other hand

YET

Where are your wonderful deeds

Here

Now

I am troubled when I see

What we have done.

Where are You God?

Oh how bad

Oh how brutal

Oh how bitter

Our world has become.

We are battering

We are beating

We are besieging our cities.

You are in heaven and

Here on earth

We deface

We destroy

We descend

Come from Your heavens

You who are All Powerful

Renew Your world

Rebuild Your world

Restore Our World

We have made a mess

And

Only You can bless

Only You can build

We seem powerless

To heal the hurt

We seem blind

To the see our sin

We seem deaf

To hear the hurt

We seem unable to speak

Words that will move hearts and

Change the course of our stupidity and sin.

Only You

Only Your Power

Only Your Presence

Will rebuild

Will restore

Will rebuild

We believe You are

Here with us

Oh

Show Your Presence

Oh

Show your Power

THEN

We will shout

We will scream

Your wonderful deeds

Here!

Now!

And now we say

And now we pray

And you tell us

“You shall love Me with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

This is how I cope

In this current

Craziness

Chaos

I read

I write

I reflect

And

Above all

I pray.

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  1. Very heart felt and well written. Thanks, Phil.

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    On Jun 4, 2020, at 9:11 AM, Learning how to from learning from … wrote:

     WordPress.com P. F. Kapela posted: ” A Modern Lament and Entreaty and Reminder and Prayer On the one hand I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 9:1) On the other hand YET Where are your wonderful deeds Here “

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