“When other helpers fail and comforts flee; help of the helpless, O abide with me.” This is one of the lines from the song we sing, “Abide With Me.” The first poem of Lamentations wailed over the lack of comfort and help in the midst of their grief over Jerusalem’s destruction. We noticed that we are called to pray to the Lord, even if all we can express is sorrow over our circumstances. God wants to hear our prayers and listens to our cries. God is the only place for comfort. God is the God of all comforts.
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