Lamentations 2:8 The LORD marked for destruction the wall of daughter Zion. . . . 9 Sunk into the ground are her gates; he has removed and broken her bars. Her king and her princes are among the pagans; priestly instruction is wanting, And her prophets have not received any vision from the LORD.
“My child, weep and wail over daughter Zion, my Church! Her walls will crumble, her priests will scatter. To all human eyes she will appear to have vanished. Those marked for destruction will rejoice on that day. But their rejoicing will turn into terror when the Day of the Lord arrives. My child, do not despair when you see these things happening. It is part of the correction. All this must happen so that my Bride will become spotless at last. How I long for that day, my child, a day when all who live will give praise to my name, when their hearts will be mine. Then they shall be my people and I will be their God. Child, pray for my kingdom to come, and come quickly.”
Jesus I trust in you. May your kingdom come and come quickly! In your mercy, shorten the days of woe and hasten the day of rejoicing. Jesus I trust in you! Amen.