Meeting God in Lament

Saturday 10th November, 10.00am to 3.00pm

The anniversary of the end of WWI may prompt us to reflect that the world is still afflicted by pain, injustice, sorrow and loss.

How do we deal with the sadness and outrage of suffering we see in the world and in our own lives?

Lament in prayer includes crying out, in complaint or outrage, to God or with God. It has a strong biblical foundation, especially in the psalms. It is a form of prayer which has been neglected in modern church practice but which expresses something important of our human experience and brings it into prayer.

This day is intended to provide a safe space to venture into prayer of lament at your own pace. There will be some guidance and a number of ways to engage with lament, to be able to choose what you are comfortable with. At the end of the morning and afternoon there will be space to share a little of your experience or nothing at all.

The shape of the day will begin and end with praise as we hold things that challenge, hurt or cause us outrage with the God who is good and invites us to express what is deep in our being.

There will also be people available to pray with you during the day should you want that.

The day will include a shared home-cooked lunch.

Suggested donation: £10.


To book a place online visit the booking form.