March 15, 2021
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and members of the New England Conference 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.
Jeremiah 31.31 (NRSV) The days are surely coming … John 12.20-21(NRSV) Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
Inspired by this Sunday’s texts, this is a sung prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter We Would See Jesus Sung to: ORIENTIS PARTIBUS (Irr.) We would see Jesus if we could. We stand and pray where he once stood. We learn from him true servanthood. We would see Jesus if we could. We will see Jesus on the road. He tells us praise to God is owed. We follow close; he-carries our load. We will see Jesus on the road. We will see Jesus in the town. He rides on royal palms laid down. Hosannas weave a kingly crown. We will see Jesus in the town. We will see Jesus at the door. He seeks to save the soul that's poor. He comes as guest; but leaves as Lord. We will see Jesus at the door. We will see Jesus at the meal. He’s washing feet with hands that heal. He models how true servants kneel. We will see Jesus at the meal. We will see Jesus in the bread. He breaks and pours ‘til all are fed. “Remember me; and-do what I’ve said.” We will see Jesus in the bread. We will see Jesus on the tree. He’s crucified for you, for me. His covenant now sets us free. We will see Jesus on the tree. We will see Jesus in the tomb. The myrrh and cloth are now his womb. We know that Easter’s birth is soon. We will see Jesus in the tomb. We will see Jesus at the dawn. He speaks to us, the Risen One: “Come follow me ‘cause-I’m never gone.” We will see Jesus at the dawn. We now see Jesus all around when servants serve where need is found. In servanthood his love abounds. We now see Jesus all around.
By Rev. Jill Colley Robinson, Green Mountain District Superintendent ©2006, 2010 vs. 4, 2021