Ideas for Including Lament in Your Worship

A Collection of ideas of how to include lament in your worship.

Kendra G. Hotz, Ron Rienstra

Where to Put the Lament (Ron Rienstra) After being persuaded that we need to be more serious about lament in our worship, we have been struggling with where to put it in the service. There seems to be no natural place in our order of service where it “fits.” Then someone at a planning meeting suggested we replace the confession one week with a lament—not to avoid our own sin, but to recognize that our personal sin is caught up in the brokenness of the whole world. We lament then, and say not so much “I have messed up” but “I am messed up.”

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