Jan. 13, 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.
When I was serving in the Troy Conference, one of my favorite hymns was frequently sung at the Commissioning/Ordination service. I would choke up and get goose bumps when we lifted our voices in song based on the above scripture. I would invite you to sing or prayerfully read verse 2 and the chorus of “Here I am, Lord,” found in The United Methodist Hymnal #593 before reading the prayer below.
Blessings, Rev. Megan Stowe, Superintendent, Commonwealth West District 1 Samuel 3:1-20
I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain. I have wept for love of them. They turn away. I will break their hearts of stone, Give them hearts for love alone. I will speak my word to them, Whom shall I send? Here I am Lord. Is it I Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart. Here I am, Lord. Speak, for your servant is listening. Although many do not recognize you, or listen for your voice, Your lamp has not yet gone out. Here I am, for you called me. Even when it is tough to do the right thing, I’m ready to do your will, for you are with me. Amen.