Prayers in Times of Suffering. Those who are suffering from illness, depression or relationship problems appreciate simple prayers of comfort and hope, sometimes even more than theological reflection. This booklet offers original, uncomplicated and heartfelt prayers by Joyce Rupp for those who are suffering with physical and emotional pain. Drawing on a deep conviction that God is ever-present in our times of trial, this booklet is small enough to be carried in a pocket or purse as a continuing source of support. Ideal for sick calls, hospital visits and various ministries of care.