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James 5:13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray.
I’ve often found on these woeful days, when it seems that anything that could go wrong does, that my prayers ring especially hollow. I’m certain that God is still listening, but my ability to believe it or feel it is significantly diminished. And yet, James’s advice, bold-faced and plain, is that we should pray when we are suffering. It seems almost trite to say something so obvious, but when we’re consumed by our own pain, fear, or inadequacy, prayer might be the last thing on our minds.
Today the Church remembers Clive Staples Lewis, Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1963.