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Bringing Our Pain to God: biblical lament in worship

by Steve Huyser-Honig. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, June 2008.

This article describes biblical lament in real congregations and explores how Christians can bring pain and grief to God in worship.

Offerings

tips to incorporate lament into worship; guidance on building a library of psalms; questions for discussion; links to additional resources

Best For

clergy and worship leaders

Cost

free

Suggested Uses

  • Encourage lament and grieving in worship by with these ideas for preaching and songs.
  • Discern how to facilitate lament during worship by using the discussion questions with your team.

About the Contributor
Contributor
Kelly Minas

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. She has degrees in American culture and contemporary sociology. 

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