Feb. 23, 2021
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ, is 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.
Holy God — Father, Mother, Parent of righteous rebuke, Christ of prophetic name-calling, Spirit of discerning conviction, have mercy on us. We set our minds on human things, even as you call us to divine things. We center ourselves, even as you call us to deny ourselves. We crucify others, even as you call us to take up our own crosses. Have mercy on us. Forgive us. Rid us of our self-adulation and vain attempts to box you in. Free us for joyful obedience, so that by losing our lives for Your sake, we might find them; through Jesus Christ, our Lord and friend. Amen.
By Rev. Dr. Nelson Cowan, adjunct instructor of United Methodist Worship, lead pastor First United Methodist Church, High Springs, FL