To those who seek My face, I will reveal My heart

The idea of praying for the Lord ‘to give us tears’
is something the Chinese church understands far better than we do.

For there is a cry in the Lord Jesus’ heart every  time a child is abused,
a woman is raped,
and people die in pain.
There’s an ache in His heart when false allegations fly
and havoc ensues;
when families and fellowships stutter and divide,
and fear and alienation set in.
He feels the pain when godly wisdom is set aside,
good work in progress comes to nought
and honourable men and women take terrible knocks.

Lord of shattered dreams,
Who sees and shares our tears,
Restorer of ancient ruins,
Raise up those brought low
and impart Your very present help.