I recently saw a litany entitled, Lament for America, in the Reformed Worship June 2015 issue. Some years back I advocated and participated in lamenting with mothers who buried their sons or daughters as a result of gun violence in the streets.
When I read this litany written by Shamshadeen Mayers at Madison Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Paterson, NJ, I was reminded that the time is now to lament for America. I don't know if you saw the article, but it can be found here.
Settling for the status quo and/or thinking someone else is doing the work are easy traps to fall into. Pastor Shamshadeen's litany rekindles my passion for racial equality and reconciliation. Lamenting is painful and there's nothing "dignified or pretty" about it.
May the Lord lead the Church to face the reality of racism in America and to join others in crying out to our Lord for deliverance.