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A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis for November 4, 2020

Nov. 4, 2020

A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis

During these difficult days, Boston University School of Theology is 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.

Today’s prayer

I Thessalonians 4: 13-18 God of resurrection hope, we come to you as people who grieve, as people who lament the pain, oppression, and suffering in the world, but also as people who recognize your power to overcome even that which once seemed final, through the resurrection of Jesus, bringing hope into the midst of our communities and peace to each heart and mind, as we struggle against death, ourselves.  Give us courage to comfort those who mourn and to encourage those around us to do your work, attending deeply to the stories of every human being made in your image and every part of creation for which we have been charged to care.  Make us into people who take seriously this trust and responsibility in times of joy and in times of lament, that we may remain in your presence now and forever, through the power of your Holy Spirit, living with, in, and through us.  Amen. Lisa Michaels, PhD Student studying liturgy and sacraments, Boston University School of Theology; licensed pastor, Church of the Nazarene

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Nov 05, 2020

1 Corinthians 2:6-13 Verse 12 And we have received God’s spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know he wonderful things God has freely given us. As I sit this morning waiting for the fog over the lake to clear so I may see the sunrise, I hope this time will help me focus on God’s wisdom not the world’s. Again, Paul is reminding us true wisdom comes to us from God to the Holy Spirit within us. I am feeling unsettled today and I know I need to use Paul’s words on wisdom to focus me on what is really important—God’s words. Prayer: Gracious God, may I find solace in your words today as I seek a release from anxiety. Amen

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