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Prayer in the night : for those who work or watch or weep / Tish Harrison Warren.

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  • ISBN: 9780830846795
  • ISBN: 0830846794
  • Physical Description: 199 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [188]-199).
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. Praying in the dark. Prologue -- Finding Compline: nightfall ; Keep watch, dear lord: pain and presence -- Part 2. The way of the vulnerable. Those who weep: lament ; Those who watch: attention ; Those who work: restoration -- Part 3. A taxonomy of vulnerability. Give your angels charge over those who sleep: cosmos and commonplace ; Tend the sick, Lord Christ: embodiment ; Give rest to the weary: weakness and silence ; Bless the dying: ashes ; Soothe the suffering: comfort ; Pity the afflicted: relentlessness and revelation ; Shield the joyous: gratitude and indifference -- Part 4. Culmination. And all for your love's sake: dawn -- Discussion questions and suggested practices.
Summary, etc.:
How can we trust God in the dark? Framed around a 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 that practices of prayer "gave words to my anxiety and grief and allowed me to reencounter the doctrines of the church not as 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.
Subject: Faith.
Trust in God > Christianity.
Prayer > Christianity.
Genre: Personal narratives.
Religious materials.

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Cass County Library-Archie 248.86 HAR 2021 (Text) 0002205361930 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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