Are any among you suffering? They should pray.
James 5:13 NRSV
You may answer, “Yes, I am suffering!” You suffer because you have loved and lost perhaps the most important person in your life. You may withdraw and become less communicative for a while. You may question your strength and faith. You suffer as long as there is pain. With unadorned spiritual forbearance, name your suffering in the vocabulary of grief, and pray.
God, I am suffering. I am in pain. I pray that through suffering I may find my deepest experience of your presence. Amen.
Suffering is relieved by prayer.