Praying from James 4:9 relating to Sorrow, Repentance, Humility
Dear God, I come before you with a heavy heart, lamenting the pain and suffering in this world. I mourn for those who are hurting and in need of your love and comfort. I weep for the brokenness and injustice that surrounds us. Please help me to see the world through your eyes and to be a source of hope and healing for those around me. May my laughter be turned to mourning and my joy to gloom as I seek to serve and love others as you have loved me. Amen.
Verse: Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
This is a Command. The verse is instructing the reader to lament, mourn, and weep, and to let their laughter be turned to mourning and joy to gloom.