O Lord, this week’s news is like ash in my mouth.
O my God, say it isn’t so!
But it is.
The truth is we are
So in the posture of Daniel,
I sink low to pray, petition, and confess.
O Lord, to you belongs righteousness,
but to us open shame
because of our divisive acts.
For how long, O Lord, for how long?
O Lord, have mercy!
Not because we are righteous,
but because you are a just and grace-filled redeemer.
What we have torn apart,
What we have disjoined,
What heartbreak and loss we have caused,
replace with abundant joy and celebration.
There is so much more to the confessions of Daniel 9, but this short lament is all my heavy, grieved heart can articulate today.