Sunday, January 29, 2012

Book of Common Prayer

Written prayers in The Book of Common Prayer are often my only way to pray. Pain and sorrow can bring out intercessory passion and even eloquence, but they can also silence it. These prayers, many of which are written for the trials of sickness, give a biblical voice to our yearnings, fears, and hopes. I commend them to you.


  1. Thank you for sharing this, Prof. Groothuis. I wonder if you have read the Valley of Vision collection of prayers? I've been edified by these as well. Many thanks for your encouraging blog in the midst of so much pain. May the Lord continue to comfort you and yours.

  2. I do not have that, but a good friend does. I should look into it.