Not long after the current outbreak started, the Church of England nationally issued some prayers ‘for personal and group use at this challenging time’. They are available at the C of E website. They are good prayers and I hope that many people find them helpful. But something strikes me about them: they offer no articulation of personal negative or difficult feelings. In other words, they do not facilitate any personal lament.
I’ll explain what I mean by that, why it might matter, and what can helpfully supplement those prayers.Continue reading “Where’s the Cry of Anguish? (Prayers during Covid)”