Psalms of Lament

The most common type of psalm—over one third— are lament. To lament is to express your grief or sorrow. Lament does not always lead to an immediate solution; it doesn’t always bring a quick or timely answer. But it is the prayer you pray and the song you sing, believing that one day God will answer and restore. Lament invites us to pray through our struggle asking God to fix the seemingly unfixable situation.