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Lamentations 3:40-42

40-42Let's take a good look at the way we're living

and reorder our lives under God.

Let's lift our hearts and hands at one and the same time,

praying to God in heaven:

"We've been contrary and willful,

and you haven't forgiven.

43-45"You lost your temper with us, holding nothing back.

You chased us and cut us down without mercy.

You wrapped yourself in thick blankets of clouds

so no prayers could get through.

You treated us like dirty dishwater,

threw us out in the backyard of the nations.