"Lament is the ancient practice of recognizing the brokenness of the soul and then mustering the courage to embrace it before God. Lament is an act of love—recognizing that in order to truly love, one must be truly honest. Denial is simply a way of hiding. Love does not hide, not even those parts of us that are ugly and sick, not even the words that are hard to say—and even harder to hear."
1.To express grief for or about; mourn: lament a death.
2.To regret deeply; deplore: He lamented his thoughtless acts.