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Suffering - Overcoming The Storms of Life

Facing Trials and Tribulations in Life with God

Some Useful Scripture Texts for Prayer and Meditation/Reflection in Time of Suffering

General Notes:

The books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Lamentations should be taken as a whole. So, no chapters or verses are specified in the listing. Ecclesiastes may appeal to those who feel a kind of skepticism.

No text is cited on the Passion of Christ. It is clear that when one is suffering, the whole of the Passion is appropriate and suitable for prayer and meditation. The passion of Christ can be found in the following chapters:

Matthew 26 and 27;
Mark 14 and 15;
Luke 22 and 23;
John 18 and 19.

The categories are very general. More than one category may apply to your situation. Reflect on as many as you like.

General categories:

Adversaries

Asking for Grace

Burden

Death

Doubt

Exhaustion

Fear

Forgiveness

Intercession

Suffering

Temptation

Trial

Trial From God

Vengeance

Adapted from: May I Hate God? by Pierre Wolffe, Paulist Press, 1979 (Copyright © 1979 by Pierre Wolffe)

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