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Lament: Ash Wednesday This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Sermons That Work Author: Joslyn Ogden Schaefer
Advent Hope: Staying Afloat In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling
Painful Path, Strong Faith This exegesis of Luke 13:31-35 explores Jesus' prophetic path towards Jerusalem and argues that Christians are called to join Jesus on the same path of resistance, rejection, and difficulty. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie
Lament, Life in Community, and the Bread of Life This article provides preaching notes by Katherine Thomas Paisley for 2 Samuel 18:5-33; John 6:35-51; and Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Themes include embracing lament, loving others within church, and poverty and hunger. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Katherine Thomas Paisley Lamenting What Can Be Changed For the people of God living between memory and hope, the community lament of Psalm 85 seeks for things to be changed by asking: Is God with us? Is God angry over sin? Is God just?... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: Kelvin St. John Laments for School Shootings Three hymns written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, and set to well-known tunes, that offer words of lament for school shootings. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette Lament in Response to Disaster This sermon starter is part of the "After the Disaster" sermon series. Dawn Chesser encourages corporate and personal lament as the appropriate first step in responding to loss and disaster. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dawn Chesser Lament as connecting with God Commenting on Jeremiah 20:7-13, Terence Fretheim suggests that Jeremiah's laments provide a model for openness in speaking to God about our deepest concerns. It does matter a great deal how we conceptualize God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Terence E. Fretheim Lament of Tears and Joy Tim Dearborn offers "An Advent Lament of Tears and Joy" and comments on the similarity of the "harsh realities of our world" with those of the world of the first Christmas. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Global Worship Author: Tim Dearborn Lament to Trust This commentary on Psalm 40:1-11 details the Psalmists journey from deep lament to even deeper trust. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Nancy deClaissé-Walford Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: St. John Chrysostom
Lament Resources for Race This post was created in response to the shooting in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. It features a poem of lament and five other prayers and writings related to hate, racism, and violence. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Missio Alliance Author: Missio Alliance Full Text Hymns on Lament Hear Us, O Lord, As We Voice Our Laments©
Our Earth We Now Lament to SeePD
In sorrow I lamentPD
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Lamenting in Advent This article reflects on the juxtaposition between Christmas cheer during Advent and the experience of holiday blues which many share. Advent, in addition to Lent, can also be a time for the church to practice lament. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Lament: Psalm 22 and Job 23 This responsive lament by Jeff Shrowder, and shared by Christine Longhurst, has a part for the right and the left side of the congregation to respond to the words taken from Job 23:1-9, 16-17. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Lament in Times of Sorrow: Psalm 77:1-20 This lament inspired by Psalm 77:1-20 is appropriate for the season of Lent, as well as funerals, or times of local, national, and international tragedy. The honesty of the grief expressed in such lament provides comfort.... Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Lament for a Broken Community Jill Friend shares how the Psalms and prayers of lament are helping her community process their grief as they respond to allegations of abuse by a teacher at a local Christian school. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: Jill Friend Lamenting the Death of Absalom An engraving inspired by 2 Samuel 18:33. King David stands distraught in the foreground lamenting the death of his son, Absalom. Soldiers carry on their business behind him at the gate. Resource type: Image Source: Blue Letter Bible Lamenting for the Daughter of Jephthah This engraving depicts a mournful and moving scene, inspired by Judges 11:3: The daughters of Israel lament on the mountain for Jephthah's daughter, who is soon to be killed because of her father's vow. Resource type: Image Source: Blue Letter Bible Preparing for Community Lament This lectionary resource focuses on lament and includes liturgy planning notes, song suggestions, readings, prayers, and sermon starter notes for David's call to mourn the deaths of Saul and Jonathan. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Lament and Prayers for 9/11 This blog post highlights worship resources for commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks, offering lament and prayers to God for communal worship. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Global Worship
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