How can we pray when we’re hurting?
How can we come before God with our raw, honest emotions?
How can we wrap all of the feelings swirling around in our big hearts into prayer?
The ancient biblical writers have given us a gift in the form of laments. About one third of our Psalms are lament, and other biblical writers, especially the prophets, offer prayers of pain and distress to God.
God hears our pain and suffering. There’s no need to hide it; no need to sugar-coat things with God. In these times of heart-breaking struggle, we can bring before God all of our honest emotions, worries, rages, and concerns.
Join the Rev. Carrie Schofield-Broadbent, for an hour long workshop on writing our own Psalms of lament. We’ll learn about the biblical witness of lament, we’ll talk about identifying our emotions, and we’ll work on each writing our own Psalm of lament.
You don’t need to be a “good” writer to participate; this is more about the process than the product. You just need a desire to connect with God and your emotions.
Please register at: Lament Writing
There is no cost and once registered you will receive a Zoom link and password.
This workshop is part of our Summer Series: Workshops led by clergy and lay members from throughout the diocese and diocesan staff members. Visit CNY Summer Series to check out all the options!