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A daily prayer during this COVID-19 crisis on April 7, 2020

April 7, 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.

Today’s prayer

Holy One,

It is Tuesday of the holiest of weeks. And yet our thoughts are far from holy. 

We are grateful for the psalmists who give us permission to cry out to you from the depths of our souls, with honesty, no holding back.

Take #71 … she speaks my truth so well this day: from belief, to fear, to hope … and back again

In you, O Lord, I take refuge

         Deliver me

                     Rescue me

                               Listen to me

                                              Save me

You are my hope, my fortress

                     Do not cast me off in old age

                                Do not forsake me when my strength is spent

                                                Do not leave me

I will not give up hope … I will praise you even more.

Thank you God, for psalmists, poets, preachers, prophets, and for your Spirit which intercedes for us when we just don’t have our own words to express the prayers in our hearts.

In you we take refuge … our strength and redeemer.

May it be so.

By Rev. Erica Robinson-Johnson, Director of Connectional Ministries/Assistant to the Bishop

Based on Psalm 71:1-14

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