Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work Or Watch Or Weep
: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...
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: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.
Tish Harrison Warren writes regularly for The Well, and her writing has also been featured in Her.meneutics, Churchleaders.com, Anglicanpastor.com, Christ and Pop Culture, Art House America, Mere Orthodoxy, Christianity Today, and the White Horse Inn. After seven years in campus ministry with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at Vanderbilt and UT-Austin, she now works with InterVarsity Women in the Academy and Professions. Warren has a masters in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Resurrection South Austin. She and her husband live in Austin and have two young daughters.
- <strong>part I: Praying In The Dark</strong>
- 1. Finding Compline: Nightfall
- 2. Keep Watch, Dear Lord: Pain And Presence
- <strong>part Ii: The Way Of The Vulnerable</strong>
- 3. Those Who Weep: Lament
- 4. Those Who Watch: Attention
- 5. Those Who Work: Restoration
- <strong>part Iii: A Taxonomy Of Vulnerability</strong>
- 6. Give Your Angels Charge Over Those Who Sleep: Cosmos And Commonplace
- 7. Tend The Sick, Lord Christ: Embodiment
- 8. Give Rest To The Weary: Silence And Weakness
- 9. Bless The Dying: Ashes
- 10. Soothe The Suffering: Comfort
- 11. Pity The Afflicted: Relentlessness And Revelation
- 12. Shield The Joyous: Gratitude And Indifference
- <strong>part Iv: Culmination</strong>
- 13. And All For Your Love’s Sake: Dawn
- Discussion Questions And Suggested Practices