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Liturgy of Disappointment: A Guided Lament with Music

Liturgy of Disappointment: A Guided Lament with Music

  A GUIDED LAMENT PLAYLIST   Welcome to this lament playlist (approx. 35 minutes). You can access the songs on Spotify or by using the Youtube Videos below. These are six songs (7 including a quick benediction) and prayers that have led me through lament in my own life. This guided lament is...

Burden – Poetic Lament

fear nibbles at the edges of her soul, like a rat
aboard a sinking ship that leaks, lists and tips
because she has woken to face yet another
pain filled day, unrefreshed in every way

Silhouette of girl with arms raised praying

Be Strong and Take Heart

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,    my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish    and my years by groaning;my strength fails because of my affliction,    and my bones grow weak.    I am the utter contempt of my neighborsand an...

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Trust and Wonder of Lament

Last March I spent my birthday with a group of women at a Retreat center in northern Ohio—a beautiful, former girls school turned nunnery turned sanctuary. There our hearts were primed to hear God’s voice. Each morning I led the women in lectio divina. We walked a prayer labyrinth on the...

Lament leads to trust and wonder.

How Long O’ Lord?

  O Lord, how long will You forget me? Forever? How long will You look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will the enemy have the upper hand? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I...

I will sing to the Lord because He is good to me.

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