Introduction to Lamentations

Coming up next, we will spend three days in the book of Lamentations. Lamentations is believed to have been written by the prophet Jeremiah as a lament to what happened to Judah and Jerusalem when they were invaded and defeated by the Babylonians. God had warned Israel for hundreds of years to stop their idol worship, but their hardened hearts would not listen. In 586 B.C., the Babylonians conquered and destroyed the city of Jerusalem and carried the remaining Israelites into captivity in Babylon where they would remain for 70 years.

Have you ever had to endure a season of lament or deep sadness? Are you hurting right now? Do you know of anyone who is hurting and could use a giant dose of hope? Our prayer time in Lamentations will show us that even in the midst of deep sorrow, loss, or consequences from sin, God’s love for us is great, He hears us when we cry out to Him, and we can have hope in Him.

“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)

If you or someone you know is in a season of lament and sorrow, spend the next three days praying God’s healing words of hope. Join us for the book of Lamentations, and invite someone to pray with you!

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