May 2, 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.
Life. Life! LIFE! This is your promise — your intention for us. “I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly,” Jesus said. Abundantly. Over the top. Excessively abundant. Disproportionately bountiful. Extravagantly exuberant. God, we really need some of that right now. When the thieves around us and within us threaten to kill it, When worries and fear build to the point they begin to strangle it, When our own tendencies toward sell? shiness and dark things begin to smother, O God, call us. Call us again. And again. And again. Call us back to life. Call us to dwell in your words, the words of life. Call us to sit in silence, listening for the heartbeats of life all around us. Call us to love our neighbor, in whom you dwell. Call us to the table, where in the breaking of bread, you are to be found. Life. Life! LIFE! Abundant, extravagant, wonderfully, disproportionately full LIFE! Amen.
By Rev. Rick McKinley, Director of Congregational Development Scripture: John 10:1-10