Nov. 5, 2021
A daily prayer from the New England Conference
Members of the New England Conference 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.
Holy One, On a beautiful Fall morning, it is easier for us to feel closer to you. There is a fresh chill in the air, the leaves are gorgeous, the heat is on, and the coffee is strong. We love you with all our hearts, minds, and strength. Be with us in the opportunities of this day. As today unfolds, we know that there will be many journeys taken. Borders will be crossed – some with safe passage, respect, kindness, hospitality, and passports. Some without. Some journeys will be over a great distance – out of necessity, with great uncertainty, at risk of death … and of life. And some journeys will feel even more difficult … across the backyard fence. (are you sure that you’ve met… my neighbor?) In the challenging opportunities of this day, we will remember your steadfast, loving presence among us. Help us to risk understanding our neighbors’ struggles – perhaps not unlike our own – and find compassion for one another. In your love, we can wish the best for one another. Amen. Rev. Ted Crass, President, The United Methodist Foundation of New England Inspiration: Ruth 1.1-18; Mark 12.28-34