About half of the psalms are laments. Lament is a cry of pain, a cry for help, and a cry of trust. As humans, we lament; lament is our prayer. Be stark and boldly real, naming your pain, fear, protests, and questions. Write them out, speak, draw, or act them out. Let yourself weep and groan. At the same time, remember and trust that you are being heard. As from the beginning, God hears every cry, even from the grave. As on the cross, Jesus, too, laments. Our God and helper grieves with us.

-Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE

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