Jan. 12, 2021
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and the 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.
Almighty God, You who know us inside and out, Our thoughts, secrets, worries, shortcomings, fears, resolutions, hopes and dreams, From the time when we were formed in the womb, to when we wake up with the realization of this ever-disrupted world, to an uncharted future that our journey may bring us, You know everything and are everywhere. You search us, you see us, you call us, you invite us. Even when we are in deep sleep, Even when our eyes are dimmed, Even when our ears are blocked, Even when our hearts and minds are filled with our “false selves.” Even so, Your invitation never excludes or expires, Your love never ends; in our sinful tendency, darkness, ignorance, or arrogance, You keep calling us. O Spirit of the Living God, Wake us to realize our own self-centered, self-loving, and self-righteous tendency, Remind us of whose we are and who we are — “fearfully and wonderfully made,” Open our eyes to your vision and our ears to hear when you call our name, Open our hearts and lips, so that we may say, “I am here and ready to follow you again,” May your Spirit help us to worship you with our whole being — our body, mind, and soul, May our transformed identity be known to others by our love, justice, and peace. We are ever grateful to you for making us marvelously, To serve you and others throughout the days of our lives. These are our prayers unto you. Hear our prayers, O Lord. Amen. By Rev. Taesung Kang, Granite District Superintendent 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51