November 20, 2020
A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis
During these difficult days, members of the Katahdin 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.
Psalm 100, Matthew 25:31-46
Infinite and wondrous God, we are here. We are here in days that feel so troubled. We are here where others are reaching out to us for answers and comfort. The news is troublesome as each day we read of deaths and hospitalizations and positive cases of COVID. We are frustrated and yet we are reminded that you are Lord. We are reminded that you have called to us to serve in celebration of who you are to us, and who you are to others. And so we are also here in joy knowing that indeed we belong to you and that you are watching over us. We are here to respond to the needs of those who are living in fear of a disease that isolates them for family and friends and even from strangers. We are here as cold weather arrives and people need warm coats, warm homes and food for their meals. We are here to listen and to pray and to care. As we serve in your loving name, we look to you for strength. We look to you to comfort us. We look to you to remind us each night that there will be another day and that you are with us on this journey of love. You are with us each morning as we rise with the sun to go forth to meet the stranger and the neighbor where we see you in each face and hear your voice in each person. Your love never ends. We are still here. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Rev. Ellen L. Bridge, pastor People's UMC, Newport Maine