April 8, 2021
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, Bishop Devadhar and members of the Extended Cabinet 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.
God, the doors were locked in the house where fearful and bewildered disciples were hiding. Jesus came and stood among them and said: “Peace be with you.”
He showed them his hands and his side: the marks of his suffering, the cost of his love, the way to life through death, and they rejoiced.
But then Jesus made it clear that he did not offer peace only to leave them huddled under cover. He came to send them out. Peace was the blessing. Love, was the purpose. Spirit was the gift. Telling the scandalous good news was the mission for which he had been sent and was now sending them.
Risen Christ, come to us in the places where we’ve locked ourselves up behind closed doors. Bless us, with your peace, and grant us courage to be bearers your radical and life-giving good news!
We ask this in the name of the Risen Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
By Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar John 20: 19-31