Psalms of Lament Chart

A Genre Study to Help Us Bring Our Troubles to God
By Tim Webster

Parts of a Bible lament psalm
Protocol -- what ceremonies can help prepare me to come to Creator with my trouble?
Complain -- how does my trouble affect my relationships (with self, others, Creator)?
Ask -- what does Creator want me to ask for? (hint: usually not just "make it go away")
Wait/Receive -- how is Creator Sets Free showing up for me to free, comfort, empower, etc.?
Give Back -- promise and praise. How should my life be different now?

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