Patterns of prayer draw us out of ourselves, out of our own time bound moment, into the long story of Christ’s work in and through his people over time.
Using the scaffold of a particular Compline prayer (Compline – meant to be prayed at nighttime), Warren puts together this remarkable work on finding our way through the hardest stuff of life. This book resonated with me at many points and I highly recommend it.
Compline Prayer: Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake.