July 14, 2020
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, members of the Commonwealth West District of the New England Conference 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.
Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast. —Ps. 139.7-10
God of infinite love, awaken me like Jacob to know you are in this place. In strange times, in new places, in unfamiliar circumstances, you are here. You walk with me. You bear the burden with me: you, my strength and wisdom. With me you see with new eyes and guide me as I find my way. Though I may journey in an unknown land your loving presence is steady. Though I may face difficulty and uncertainty your grace is sure and your blessing constant. I thank you. Awaken my gratitude. I need you. Deepen my trust. Open my eyes. Open my heart. God of infinite love, you who walk with me, give me faith to walk with you. Amen.
Steve Garnaas-Holmes, Recently Retired Elder from a Commonwealth West District Church