L4L: Psalms of Lament


Event Details

This event is running from 12 September 2021 until 12 December 2021. It is next occurring on October 31, 2021 9:30 am

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September 12 to December 12, 2021

L4L has resumed on Sundays at 9:30 am. Dr. Kelvin Friebel is teaching on the Psalms of Lament as a way of learning to approach God in prayer during difficulty.

Join this class in person, or join us on Zoom.

Lament Psalms: Asking God the Hard Questions

“By the Rivers of Babylon We Sat and Wept” (1938) by Moshe Rynecki

Here is the detailed schedule:

  • 12 September — Lament Psalms & Disorientation in Life (Book of Psalms: Prayers for every Season of Life)
  • 19 September — Ps 13: “How long, Yahweh?” (The Structure of Lament Psalms)
  • 26 September — Ps 88: “Yahweh, why do you reject me?” (Lament Psalms as “Protest” & the Incongruity of Praying when God is “Silent”)
  • 3 October — Pss 85 & 143: “Will you, Yahweh, be angry forever?” (Lament Psalms based on the Covenant Relationship & the Character of God)
  • 10 October –Thanksgiving Weekend (No Class)
  • 17 October — Ps 6: “Why should I pray in the midst of trauma?” (Lament Psalms produce Change)
  • 24 October — Pss 42-43: “Why am I so depressed?” (It’s Okay to Tell God Everything)
  • 31 October — Pss 10 & 73: “Why do the wicked prosper?” (Lament Psalms & the Healing Process)
  • 7 November — Pss 44 & 26: “Why am I suffering. when I haven’t done anything wrong?”
  • 14 November — Pss 38 & 130: “Is my suffering due to my sin?”
  • 21 November — Ps 35: “’Strike my enemies!’: Is it okay to pray that kind of prayer?” (Part 1)
  • 28 November — Ps 109: “’Strike my enemies!’: Is it okay to pray that kind of prayer?” (Part 2)
  • 5 December — Ps 55: “Why do my friends betray me?” (Lament Psalms & the Community)
  • 12 December — Lament Psalms & the Church’s Worship