June 12, 2020
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.
O God, We are — health care providers, clerks and lawyers, engineers and waitresses teachers and students children and parents, farmers and artists sinners and saints ....
We are young and old lay and clergy wealthy and poor over-indulged and underserved strong and frail hopeful and dejected
We are summoned ... to cast out evil to cure disease to go to the lost to proclaim good news
We are confronted ... with a pandemic with racism with too many instances of police brutality with corruption and abuses of power with empire that cares not for the least but for self-preservation
We are the baptized given authority, bestowed with gifts ... to live and lead in this time of uncertainty to eradicate racism in all its manifestations to heal the environment to be present in the world’s suffering
Grant us humility to learn and unlearn wisdom to relearn and retool the will to change the ability to serve in a digital age
Hear us our pleas our confessions our hopes our desires ...
we pray in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen
By Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar Scriptural Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8