July 17, 2021
A daily prayer from the New England Conference
The clergy and laity of the New England Conference 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.
In the time of trouble, O God, we reach out for something to hold onto; somebody to hold onto us. By your compassion we are taught many things. In our struggle we learn that love is most present when it seems to be most absent. We look all around us for signs of your loving and gracious presence only to find it hiding within us, waiting for the opening of our own hearts in compassion to be your holy presence in the world where we are; to be kindness and mercy; to speak truth and seek justice. Give us the strength, the faith, the courage to be your steadfast presence in this broken world so that, as we hold onto you, we hold the world together with the long-suffering compassion that has brought us this far; that teaches us many things and calls us to go where love will take us, for that is where you are and where our lives and the life of the world is redeemed. Amen. By Rev. Lawrence (Larry) Wimmer, Retired Elder Mark 6:34