Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep

Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep

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.

Title:Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep
ISBN:9780830846795
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  • Cindy Rollins

    I read this on the heels of Liturgy of the Ordinary and I can’t help but feel Trish is a kindred spirit, I loved that she used examples from her own life without making the book about herself. I als...

  • Traci Rhoades

    The chapter on affliction is worth the price of admission. Warren does not shy away from tough topics on this book. Rather she makes the solid argument again and again, with plenty of sources to back ...

  • Catherine Norman

    This book is structured around a compline prayer from the Book of Common Prayer: "Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who s...

  • Kristen Mcknight

    If you are Anglican and/or interested in liturgies and the prayers of liturgy, I think you would like this book. It is a commentary of sorts on the nighttime prayer, or Compline, which is a beautiful ...

  • Josh

    You’re going to want to prepare yourself for this one: Me, I was crying by page two. This is an achingly tender, beautiful, vulnerable book about praying through seasons of distress. It’s gifts ar...

  • Debbie Peterson

    This book is so good! I love Tish Harrison Warren. She’s honest and open about her own struggles and also quotes from such an interesting range of other authors and thinkers. What I really want is t...

  • Dorothy Greco

    Beautiful, encouraging, and insightful. This books seems incredibly appropriate in our current season. ...

  • Andrew

    My wife has often said, “No one is immune to life.” In Prayer in the Night, Tish Warren affirms the validity of our sorrows, our trials, our doubts. But she equally affirms the possibility of hope...

  • Gail

    They say timing is everything, and while Tish Harrison Warren’s Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep would have stood out among the many books on prayer at any time, it is partic...

  • Hailey Simpson

    I only head about this book a little over 48 hours ago on its publication day. I immediately ordered it on my kindle after loving her other book so much. I couldn’t put this one down. Truly beautifu...