prayer that the Lord would save his people
Do you really
You have knocked us down
so that we will never get better.
We hoped to live in
but nothing good happened to us.
We hoped to have rest from our troubles,
but instead we live in
We have turned against you.
Show that you are a
Jerusalem is the place where you have your beautiful
So do not go away and leave us.
Please do what you promised to do for us.
None of them can cause rain to fall.
And the sky itself does not make rain.
No, it is you, Lord, our God, who sends rain.
You alone do all these things,
Trouble will come to the people of Judah
Those who should become ill and die will die.
Those who should die in war will die in war.
Those who should die from
Those who should go away as
‘People of Jerusalem, nobody will feel sorry for you.
Nobody will weep for you.
Nobody will stop to ask how you are.
You have turned away from me.
You continue to go further away from me.
So I will prepare to use my power to destroy you.
I can no longer be kind to you.
I will blow them away,
like wind blows away
My people have refused to change the way that they live.
So I will destroy them and their children too.
than there is sand on the shore of the sea.
At midday I will send an enemy to destroy the young men.
Their mothers will weep for them.
It will happen very suddenly.
because all her seven children have died.
It is difficult for her even to breathe.
She has lost the children that made her happy,
while they were still young.
She will be ashamed and without
I will send your enemies to kill
any of your people who are still alive.’
That is what the Lord says.