The Prompt word for today’s #Five Minute Friday group is: Heal. So in light of the recent shootings and sadness’s experience by my fellow writers in the USA, I have written a Lament.
The Leaves of the Tree are for the Healing of the Nation – A Lament
O Lord our God, how long?
How long before You act?
How long before Your justice
Is revealed in our nations?
How Long O Lord will our leaders remain arrogant and prideful
Filling their own pockets and bellies,
How long will they rob and steal from the poor.
Show Your mercy to the nations.
How long, O Lord, must we suffer
And hear of wars and rumours of wars.
How long must we hear of earthquakes and famines?
Before You make Yourself known to the Nations.
How long O Lord before our children are safe
At school, at college, at play and in the world?
How long must the innocent suffer?
Lord, heal the tears of our nations.
O Lord our God, we look to You,
The Man of Sorrows and the One acquainted with grief.
We make our declaration
That in You there is healing for our Nation.