Book Description "The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). Prayer and pain. We often wonder how we are to approach God in times of suffering. The word of God is the tool for our understanding of both prayer and pain. Quoting at length from biblical texts, W. Bingham Hunter is convinced that the Holy Spirit works in our hearts and minds primarily through the universal, absolute and eternal truth of Scripture. Praying When Life Hurts explores the biblical approaches to prayer during affliction, God's use of suffering in our lives and a Christian approach to prayer during pain. This illuminating resource reflects on the key question of W. Bingham Hunter's previous book The God Who Hears and the question that so often troubles us--why doesn't God do something about pain and suffering? Encouraging us to take an active approach in our prayer lives, this booklet gives hope without disappointment for all those who are weary and suffering.