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The joy of our hearts has ceased

The joy of our hearts has ceased; our dancing has been turned to mourning.

- Lamentations 5:15 .

The fields are empty – the sowers have fled,
the schools are empty – the children are taken,
the clinics are empty – there is no medicine.

The camps are full
full of the homeless, the hungry, the desperate
full of the heart-sore, the violated, the traumatised.

Lord,
drive fear and despair from the full places,
fill the empty places with hope for the future.
Amen.

Resource language
English
Location
  • Africa
  • South Sudan
Themes – Areas of work
  • Humanitarian
  • Theology