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Prayer in the Night

For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep

by Tish Harrison Warren

How can we trust God in the dark?

Framed around the night­time prayer of Com­pline, Tish Har­ri­son War­ren, author of Litur­gy of the Ordi­nary, explores themes of human vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty, suf­fer­ing, and God’s seem­ing absence. When she nav­i­gat­ed a time of doubt and loss, the prayer was ground­ing for her. She writes:

It was this prac­tice that gave me words for my anx­i­ety and grief and allowed me to reen­counter doc­trines of the church — the church’s claims about real­i­ty — not as ratio­nal, tidy lit­tle anti­dotes for pain but as a light in dark­ness, as good news.”

Where do we find com­fort when we lie awake wor­ry­ing or weep­ing in the night? This book offers a prayer­ful and frank approach to the dif­fi­cul­ties in our ordi­nary lives at work, at home, and in a world filled with uncertainty.

2021 Intervarsity Press

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