Feb. 6, 2021
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, 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.
Everlasting God, You are all things True, Correcting, and Perfect. We thank you for showing us by the power of your Word and the blessing of all creation that no one, and nothing, can compare to You. Like sun and moon, we rise up another day to worship You. We rest another day in obedient faith, and like the stars in the night, we rise up again to point others to You, by the power of Your Holy Spirit. You know, see us and have planted us, We who are All made in your image, in spaces, communities where your Light is both needed and desired, and in You is Truth, a correcting wisdom with mercy. Ever-pointing to our Messiah, Jesus Christ who lived for us. By might and miracle, heal our grief, deliver us from darkness and infirmity. Make us strong in adversity, to be as one who sets hope in You Unfailing love, ever-pointing to our Messiah, Jesus Christ who died for us. Deliver us into steadiness on a forward, discipled path. With grace, order our steps and make us a grateful symphony of salvation, with love -filled of gospel Truth Make us immoveable. Help our unbelief, grow our faith. Help us to seek to refresh others, with our gifts To You, as our will aligns with Yours, So we, ever-pointing to our risen Messiah, Jesus Christ. With grace, order our steps and allow our words and heart to speak life, Truth, and The power of the gospel, ever-pointing to our Messiah, Jesus Christ who is to come. Wonderful Counselor and Mighty God, In the days to come, help us to walk and not faint, beholding Your glory with holy reverence, and love for one another, help us to trust Your will by faith in the One True and living God. Amen By Marci Matthews, Enrollment Counselor, Wesley Theological Seminary Isaiah 40:21-31, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, and Mark 1:29-39