After the experience of losing her young husband to cancer, Lisa Hamilton turned to God using fixed-hour prayer. She learned valuable lessons in her mourning through this ancient spiritual practice - and in this poignant book she shows Christians of all backgrounds how to grieve and pray, too.
"As heat and pressure make diamonds out of coal, so pain and prayer have made this book a priceless gem." Robert Owens Scott, Editor in Chief, Spirituality and Health Prayers for all in the midst of grief and sadness. 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, in this poignant offering, Lisa B. Hamilton accommodates the practice of fixed-hour prayer for those who mourn. For anyone coping with sadness and grief.
On October 4, 1990, Rev. Lisa Hamilton's husband, Scott, was diagnosed with a form of cancer that ended his life eight months later at the age of 32. Their son, Teddy, was 26 months old when his father died and his mother became a widow. One year later, Lisa Hamilton left her job as Associate Director of Public Relations for the TV program "Mister Roger's Neighborhood," where she had worked for five years. She moved to Connecticut and entered Yale Divinity School, receiving her M.Div. in 1995. She served the Parish of Trinity Church on Wall Street in New York as a video producer, writing, directing, and producing the spiritual biography series "Pioneers of the Spirit." Recently Rev. Hamilton was ordained in the Episcopal church and began work as a parish priest at Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1959, Rev. Hamilton has held a number of job positions ranging from that of a professor of freshman composition at both Indiana University and University of Pittsburgh, to that of a radio producer for both WQED-FM in Pittsburgh and Connecticut Public Radio. She does consulting work for the General Convention of the Episcopal Church USA, and has written articles that have appeared in Journal of Biblical Storytelling and The Christian Century. From her own experience with grief, Rev. Hamilton has written For Those We Love But See No Longer, a prayer book designed for individual or corporate prayer, written especially for those who mourn. Rev. Hamilton and her son, Teddy, whose interests include playing saxophone and baseball, live with numerous pets in Fairfield, Connecticut.