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A Daily Prayer During this COVID-19 Crisis

June 16, 2021

A daily prayer from the New England Conference

The clergy and laity of the New England Conference are sharing a daily prayer based on the Revised Common Lectionary for the week. You are welcome to use these in worship or in your own devotions.

Today's Prayer

Holy One, You call us to go over to the other side. To leave the safety of our crowd. But you don’t lead the way … we must do the work. We set the course, hoist, and trim the sails, jibe and tack and run – You rest, knowing we have what we need. Love. Always present. Below deck. Out of sight. What do you have in mind for us over there?

  • To listen? To learn?

  • To risk? To do something different?

  • To heal? To help?

  • To use privilege for justice?

  • To honor and serve?

  • To redistribute power?

  • To bear witness?

  • To intervene?

  • To teach?

  • To get out of the way?

  • To allow others to use their gifts?

  • To be quiet? To do nothing?

  • To simply … be?

Holy One, in each moment of this day, we will stay awake. Ready to hear your voice and make real your loving presence … To work out our wholeness together. Your love is aboard. Amen. Rev. Ted Crass, President, The United Methodist Foundation of New England. Inspiration: Psalm 107.1-3, 23-32, Mark 4.35-41



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