The Bible is filled with prayers and songs of sorrow and pain. These are often referred to as songs of lament. Even Jesus offers up His own lament during His crucifixion. Biblical authors express their grief to God in very different terms than we need to and for this reason it’s important to understand the biblical approach to lament. The Bible models an expression of grief to God that reveals quite a bit both about who God is and about how He wants to relate to us.
The biblical prayers in the New Testament are a rich source of language for prayer.