Feb. 20, 2021
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, members of the New England Conference Board of Ordained Ministry 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 of the new creation, Amidst our flooding fear, anxiety, and worry, You shelter us in a caring embrace, You shine us with “luminous darkness and light,” You show us rainbow hopes that sprout. God of living water, In this season of Lent, Help us remember the holy water of your womb. Nurture us in your ever-flowing grace. Renew us through the rhythm of the baptismal covenant, Pouring and making waves in our inner ocean. God of healing wells, We are mindful of your presence at this moment. We follow your leading as one, interculturally woven body of Christ. Help us continue “to resist evil, injustice, and oppression In whatever forms they present themselves.” Let justice roll on like a river. Loosen, empty, push. We are immersed, dead, and reborn. We become new creations in your self-giving love. Amen, Amen, Amen! By Rev. Dr. Hyuk Seonwoo, UMC of Martha’s Vineyard Based on Gen 9:8-17, 1 Pet 3:18-22, Mk 1:9-15