Emmanuel College, Afternoon Prayer: March 31, 2020
A paraphrase of Lamentations 1:1-5
How lonely sits the city, that was once full of people!
How like a widow she has become, she that was great among cities!
She that was a princess in the province has become a vassal.
Suffering God, we lament the loss of our everyday lives, the loss of the normalcy: classes, jobs, family life, worship.
The city weeps bitterly in the night, with tears on her cheeks;
Among all her lovers she has no one to comfort her;