For Those We Love But See No Longer:
Daily Offices For Times of Grief
Rev. Lisa Belcher Hamilton
Few hungers are deeper, more anguish-laden and confusing than the spiritual struggles that accompany loss. We are ambused spiritually by the loss experience, but also by the sense of abandonment we can feel from God, religious leaders and the religious community. This book is a very helpful tool to help us find our ways through the familiar and the unfamiliar. For those familiar with the daily offices (liturgies) this book will bring new appreciation for those liturgies as they wrap themselves around grief and the spirit. For those for whom such liturgical tradition is foreign, you will find a wealth of new resources and approaches to bear your soul and unravel your burdens.
As fixed-hour prayer gains in popularity among Christians of all persuasions, it is only natural that they should want to adapt this ancient practice to particular life circumstances. Drawing on her own experience of losing her young husband to cancer, Lisa Belcher Hamilton accommodates the practice of fixed-hour prayer for those who mourn in For Those We Love but See No Longer: Daily Offices for Times of Grief. Fixed-hour prayer may be especially suited for times of grief, Hamilton explains, because it provides structure and comfort throughout the day. The book is small enough to be carried in one's pocket and offers lined pages for journaling.