The author of Lamentations prays a prayer at the end of the book that it worth repeating: "Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored!" (5:21a). "Restore us to yourself" implies that the Lord is someone to whom it is worth being restored. The implication also exists that the restoration includes a relationship. The author is pleading to God that their relationship may be restored because it has gone awry. Israel's sin separated her from the Lord just as our sins separate us from the Lord. The prayer, though written thousands of years ago, is still applicable to us today.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.