A SIMPLE STRUCTURE OF LAMENT
□ Addressing God
□ Presenting the situation, including feelings, and complaints
□ Affirming trust based on past experience with God
□ Presenting petitions, desires, or needs
□ Presenting enemies and the need for justice
□ Expressing expectation that God will hear and act according to his faithfulness and promises
□ Praising God
Laments do not always have all of these elements, e.g. the last three. This simple structure is intended to help you get going, and to hold you as you walk through exploring laments, not to stifle your personal time with God.
The above structure can be found in T&R Handbook.