Our lament may be something like: "Lord, five people died today. We fought so hard, unsuccessfully! Lord, have mercy! My heart aches for them and for their families. Lord, when will this end! I commit them to you and your care. I need your comfort and presence right now. They are my rod and staff in the valley of shadows."
"In lament we acknowledge distress over a painful occurrence and present it to God and the community; both are expected to pay attention, hear, and resonate. As God receives human pain into his heart and processes it in divine ways, he is expected to act according to who he is and to fulfill his promises now and at the end of time." (From T&R Handbook)