April 14, 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.
Lord, we sang loud Hosannas on Easter morning. We praised your holy name and celebrated your victory over death. We all confirmed that you have Risen Indeed! And yet today, we are still huddled in our homes; locked in for fear of death. Like Peter, John and the other disciples, we are not quite certain about our future. Are we still in danger? What does your resurrection mean for us as we shelter in place? Our dreamers and visionaries tell us not to fear. They share the good news that all is well and all will be well. Like Thomas, some of us still doubt. Is the resurrection for us as well? Through the cracks in our homes, the cracks in our souls, Jesus enters. “Peace, just as the Father sent me, I am sending you. Blessed is the one who believes without seeing.” “My Master, my God! Send me!”
By Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Brannen, Northern Maine District Superintendent Scripture: John 20:19-31