June 20, 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.
Prayer based on the following Scriptural passages: I Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49 Psalm 9:9-20 2 Cor 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 We praise you, O God for your great love and power — for standing with David, who though young and small, courageously confronted a force much bigger than himself to defeat forces that sought to do harm.
We praise you, O God for delivering your people in times of trouble, for never forgetting the cry of the afflicted, for being present to those who suffer.
We praise you, O God, for Jesus, who when his disciples were overtaken by fear and terror, quelled the storm that raged around them and within, and blessed them with the gift of peace.
We praise you, O God, for Paul and his companions who suffered dishonor, beatings, imprisonment, and every manner of hardship, and yet remained faithful in genuine love, and rejoiced in owning nothing and possessing everything as your servants.
O God whose love is everlasting, who calls us to serve in hard times and in hard places, to endure through storms and suffering — deepen our roots us in your Word, strengthen us to resist what is evil, and to do what is good and true, that we may be steadfast in the work of love.
In the name of Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar