June 17, 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.
Say ‘no’ to peace if what the mean by peace is the quiet misery of hunger, the frozen stillness of fear, the silence of broken spirits, the unborn hopes of the oppressed. Tell them that peace is the shouting of children at play, the babble of tongues set free, the thunder of dancing feet, and a father’s voice singing. Say ‘no’ to peace if what they mean by peace is a rampart of gleaming missiles, the arming of distant wars, money at ease in its castle and grateful poor at the gate. Tell them that peace is the hauling down of flags, the forging of guns into ploughs the giving of fields to the landless, and hunger a fading dream. By Brian Wren, printed in “Bread for Tomorrow,” ©Christian Aid 1992, edited by Janet Morley, pg. 130 – 131. Offered by Rev. Rick McKinley, Conference Director of Congregational Development