June 15, 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.
Holy One in Three, you have heard and you are hearing. You hear each of us. You see each of us. You have loved us, and you are loving us. you have loved me, and you are teaching me to love all the others who you love, all of them. All of us. You are complete and you are ongoing. You have done and you are doing. I lift my arms and stretch them to you Like a toddler yearning to be picked up and held close. I lift my arms and stretch them to you aching with the power, grieved outrage, of a sonless mother. I lift my arms and stretch them to you drinking in the grace you pour. Lift me as a vessel of your salvation. For you have freed me to be the next in line of my ancestors, a servant of my own volition choosing to serve Love. I lift my arms as they thrum with praise, With the life only you can give. With the hope only you can complete. Thank you for who You have been. Thank you for who You are. Thank you for who You will be.
By Rev. Dr. Karen Munson, Mid-Maine District Superintendent In response to Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19